But they'd better believe it. Former Nazi war criminals for decades have received and, in a few cases apparently still receive, Social Security benefits while living in other countries. Legislation introduced in both houses under bipartisan sponsorship would cut off those payments.
How these suspected war criminals and SS guards came by the payments is a twisted tale. As recounted by The Associated Press, they were pushed out of this country by the Justice Department in a deal that let them maintain retirement benefits. That allowed the department
On the other hand, the policy amounted to "dumping our refuse, for lack of a better word, on friendly states," according to a former State Department official.
And the fact that they still receive benefits is only possible because of a loophole in the law — one that finally will be closed.