Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate why a 30-year-old man and his roommate are receiving Supplemental Social Security Income benefits.
The two California residents live their lives role-playing mother and baby and were recently featured on National Geographic Channel’s Taboo program, which showed the 350-pound man drinking from a bottle, wearing a diaper, sleeping in a crib that he custom-built himself, and running an adult baby support website.
“Given that [the man receiving Social Security checks] is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom-make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time,” said Coburn in a letter to SSA Inspector Patrick P. O’Carroll Jr.
The man whose benefits are in question emailed The Washington Times to respond to Coburn’s comments, saying that he is not capable of working and that he would take his own life if his benefits were withdrawn.
On his adult baby website, the man says that he’s been receiving Social Security Income payments for about ten years because childhood abuse and mental problems make it impossible for him to work.
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