Army Veteran Jerry Miller has a crazy story to tell. After being declared dead four times, Miller has had to fight to refute the claims.
“I’m alive. I’m very alive,” Miller told WESH 2 News.
“To me, it’s stupid. I can’t die but one time. They have killed me four times,” he said.
Miller was a drill sergeant for 10 years in the Army. He lives off a military pension and social security, which has made his life complicated after having his benefits cut off repeatedly by the government. The first letter came in July 2010, where the government shared its sympathy for his passing. They also mentioned that he is ineligible to receive government benefits because of his “condition.”
Miller told the VA that he wasn’t dead, but that didn’t stop more letters. Eventually, the letters got nastier, telling his family that they owed thousands for the benefits they’d been receiving.
“I’m alive, you see. This can’t keep going on and on,” Miller said.
Miller has been asked to make payment on $94,000 that he allegedly received in fraudulent benefits, which he cannot pay because he and his wife are barely making it. To make matters worse, he has to take a number of pills for his sensitive health condition.
The VA said that Miller’s situation likely resulted from a computer error, and that it is looking into the matter. Maybe they will figure out what’s wrong before he actually dies from a lack of medical care.