"[T]he problem that caused the money to go to these people last time has not been fixed, and it's a relatively simple fix," Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste," said on "Just the News AM" radio show. "The Social Security Administration has what's called the master death file. It is not shared with the Internal Revenue Service, it is shared with other agencies, but not the one where you would really want it to be shared, which is the IRS."
According to Schatz, Congress has to pass legislation for one agency to share information with another. In this case, Congress has to grant the SSA permission to share their master death file with the IRS. As of now, that directive isn't in President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, meaning it's unlikely to happen.