LINCOLN, Neb. — A Lincoln man says he’s not dead, despite what the Social Security Administration has said.

Chuck Zellers told the Lincoln Journal Star that he learned the sad news in March after his Social Security deposit was removed from his bank account while he and his wife, Alice, were in Ajo, Arizona. They drove to Phoenix and talked to a woman at the Social Security office. She checked her computer and then told him, “‘Oh, by golly, you are dead.'” He laughed.

She told Zellers that somehow, someone or something mistakenly told the government that Zellers had died.

So he’s spent the past few weeks going from agency to agency, business to business, proving with various documents that Charles Richard Zellers II, of Lincoln, Nebraska, is not dead yet.


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