Being dead makes it extremely tough to do the things needed for life. People in america have been told that they truly died trying to get a new SIM, retirees have been waiting for bank checks that have never come they must pay for vital medicines when trying to open a banking account.
Most mistakes are simple typos made when the clerk, probably at the funeral home, a good one-digit subs in the ssn for another. Errors also get people to open to identifying theft mainly because their SSN is printed in Master Death File, but it usually takes several weeks for the administration to totally stop the number.
In the end this will depend on the numbers. Because close to 2.8 million men and women die each year, the problem rate is less than 1 percent when around 12,000 will be mistakenly marked as useless. However, mistakes are still disheartening for those who experience them.