THE BRONX - A Bronx man is trying to revive his eligibility for Medicaid and welfare checks after receiving a bizarre letter from city government that declared he was dead.

William Davis says the New York City Department of Social Services sent him a letter on May 9 that told him he was dead and would no longer receive benefits. He has since been trying to prove the department wrong, but insists his payments have not been reinstated.

Davis says the checks were his only source of income and that he has been unable to afford his rent or pay for doctor appointments.

News 12 The Bronx has reached out to the various city agencies Davis has contacted to resolve his issue, but has yet to hear back.