Scenario: Single mother gets on welfare in 2005 (food stamps, medicaid, govt assisted living). Mother has a degree in Graphic Design and went to school (but didn't get a degree) for teacher. Father provides child support and pays all extras, medical and dental (including insurance, copays, and uncovered expenses). 2009 Mother is still on all of assistance, choosing to work only 2 days a week during the school year instead of getting a full time job, giving her an income of less than $7000/year. Mother continues to get public assistance claiming "she cannot afford to provide for herself and the child" in Court paperwork. Mother marries her fiance in 2009. Mother then gets pregnant in 2010 and recently quit working before baby was due (not temporarily-PERMANENTLY quit). Husband's income is not enough to support the household. Mother MAY be contemplating asking the Courts to increase the child support she receives from her first child's father due to her new child. Should the mother be able to CHOOSE not to work and remain on assistance, and increase the support paid by the father of her first child? Or should she be forced to get a job and help provide for her children? She has no disabilities or health issues that would prevent her from working.
P.S. This is NOT me. lol
Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 AM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Money & Work
Well, if she is now married to the second baby's dad, does he have a job? Their combined household income should have kicked her off welfare. Also, no judge is going to raise a man's child support so he can pay for someone else's child. If she is no longer with the second man she needs to sue him for child support. Honestly, to answer your main question - NO. To me this is welfare fraud. She CAN work, but she WON'T work. Graphic design is a job she could do from home, if she weren't so happy letting others take care of her.
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