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What kind of gifts should PA recipients report?

A mom on PA has her two daughters in ballet classes, she says it is a gift from her mother. If she has money for ballet classes should the PA recipient report it?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on May. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (24)
  • Why worry about PA in the first damn place? What you NEED to be worrying about is the mandatory health insurance law that takes effect less than 4 years from now. Why? Because if you think with people "getting away with" luxuries like alcohol and ballet classes are cheating the system, what do you think will happen when the entire system crashes due to overload: People unable to pay health insurance bills flooding the PA system for additional help for their families.
    There are people out there who need OUR help. We are the American people. We help our neighbors. We help through the many PA programs available. If seeing people buy a 2 pack of beer, grandma pays for ballet lessons, close your eyes. The real problem will be here very soon.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 11:03 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • no i think this is a dumb question. dont you think those girls deserve to go to ballet class? just because their parents cant afford it doesnt mean their grandparents shouldnt be allowed to send them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • I agree with the first poster. I think a lot of people believe PA families are owned by the tax payers and shouldnt be allowed to do anything that is fun.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • Why? Her mother isn't supporting her. She is just trying to provide her grand kids a fun activity. It's not as if she was offering financial help to her daughter OR ballet classes for the grand kids, did she?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:25 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • I don't think any gifts should be reported because it's not like they happen on a continuous basis, and I see nothing wrong with the children's grandmother paying for them to do something fun since their mother cannot afford it.
    Ctink8189

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 6:32 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • Maybe the grandmother could pay for her daughter to get a better education therefore a better job therefore allowing them to get away from welfare.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • I don't think any gifts should be reported

    When filling applications they do ask you to report any gifts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • So, you are saying children whose families are on PA that get gifts from their grandparents should have to then, what...get their food stamps cut? What would be the point of "reporting" this? Just to humiliate the children? Or make sure they don't have a special gift from their grandma?
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 6:39 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • I'm sorry hunny, grandma wants to pay for your ballet classes, so no dinner tonight.

    really?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:16 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • what if the mother doesn't know they are on PA?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:29 PM on May. 15, 2010

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