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    What are your views on this situation

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    A couple was married for a while, had a baby together. Now they're seperated (physically, legally). The ex wife gets alimony, child support, isn't employed (is a sahm) and receives welfare/foodstamps.
    The ex husband has a solid job and, really, they're actually still involved with eachother - just legally divorced, seperated but his pay covers both of their expenses.

    The ex wife says they're planning on having more children, together and they will continue to live this way (divorced, seperated, alimoney, welfare, foodstamps, etc)

    Would you consider their situation to be attempting to defraud the Welfare system? True, it might be legitimately legal - so I mean in a moral sense.
    Wrong in any way at all?
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    I would think if they still consider themselves "together" and are living this way, yes it's defrauding the Welfare system.
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    do they technically live together? i mean, to me its really not the intentions of the system. its a loophole/work-around... IMO, thats taking adavantage of the system. its there for ppl who really are alone, single, divorced, not sharing income voluntarily.
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    Are they living together or separately?
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    I think so, yes. It really isn't my place to judge others, but I wonder if there are rules about this type of thing. I'm not terribly familiar.


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    If they aren't married, it's technically legal. Personally, I don't find it wrong. People need to make money somehow, kwim?
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    absolutey defrauding the system.
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    I think their relationship is kind of odd but if they are not actually living with each other they are not legally wise breaking any rules. The ethics seems odd but I don't know their whole story.
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    I think they are indeed taking advantage of the system.
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    Are they actively living together? If so, yes, that is fraud as most benefit programs count all household members AND their income, regardless of the relation/marital status. So, if they are living together and just not reporting him as a household member and, thereby, not reporting his income, it is fraudulent.
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