Death is not something that can usually be fixed. But KARE 11 steps in to help a Minnesota woman mistakenly declared dead by the federal government – jeopardizing her Social Security and nearly forcing her out of her home.

It’s happening to thousands of people every year. KARE 11 investigates why it’s happening – and why the government hasn’t done more to fix the problem.

Reporter A.J. Lagoe shares her story and what you need to know to 'stay alive' in the government's eyes.