Would you inform on a benefits cheat?

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    Or would you say, good luck to them if they can get away with it?
     
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    If I knew of someone who was taking advantage on purpose id make the call in a heartbeat.
     
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    Unfortunately, what may seem as cheating , in a lot of cases is not.

    My little sister's X Husband was living on welfare, yet he lived alone in one of his rich Mother's homes for free. He drove one of HER cars that she paid for insurance and gas and maintainance on. He ate the food she bought for him and spent the money she gave him every month.

    He even hired a private investigator to try and dig up dirt on my sister to get custody of their child. My sister finally had enough and reported his ass. Guess what State Welfare said? Since none of those things were in his name they did not care at all. His mother was free to give him as much money as she wanted every month and totally support his ass and the State still had to pay him welfare. She even paid for the Lawyer every time he brought up a false charge and dragged her into court to try and take their kid.

    Ohh did I mention, because he was on welfare, he did not have to pay child support?
     
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    Why? and would it make a difference to you if they were a friend or relation?
     
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    Surely when claiming welfare you are supposed to declare any and all other monies and or kind recieved whether earned or not?
     
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    why? for the same reason I'd report a bank robber. And no, it would make no difference if it were a friend or relation. In fact, that would piss me off more.

    http://www.ucowf.org/

    Are you suggesting that it's ok to cheat the system as long as they are friends or family?
     
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    Not in Washington State. The Welfare office told her they could and would do nothing about it, she provided details and specifics.
     
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    I would think he would be in trouble with the IRS for not reporting monetary gifts, if he doesn't do that. Still, his income could still be below the poverty level. Sounds like a legal scam.
     
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    I am suggesting nothing yet, I asked a question, you replied, I now have a better idea of your mindset.:cool:
     

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