Some Maine Social Security Checks Lost in Mail 

The Social Security Administration says some Social Security checks destined for people in Portland,have been lost in the mail. Spokesman Roberto Medina says that an unknown number of checks scheduled for delivery last Friday were never delivered, even though they were mailed in time. He says the agency is working with the U.S. Postal Service to determine what happened. If the checks don’t show up within three business days, he says they’ll be considered lost and new checks will be issued. Officials say most Social Security recipients receive their money through direct deposit at banks, and only a small percentageget paper checks. (AP)