What would you do if the government seized your assets to collect on what may have been a possible over-payment to your deceased parents, and without a statute of limitations, possibly even debt from your grand-parents or great-grandparents.
A persons ability to dispute the seizure is limited; especially if records that the deceased might have have are gone.
There needs to be a statute of limitations for these collections. Because right now it seems like thuggery to me.
Contact your government representative and let them know that this is wrong if you feel the same way.
UPDATE: "The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old."
Here's that story: http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/social-security-stops-trying-to-collect-on-old-taxpayer-debts/2014/04/14/9355c58e-c40f-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html