My ex and his wife went on WIC, they just had a baby and she has a 2 year old. Fine, that's what it is there for NOT bashing people who are on WIC. But I just found out that they count my son (who is 4) on there too, so they get food for my son, who is only there 2 days a month (every other sat) meaning they are getting things like cereal for a child who never has breakfast with them. I found out cause I had to take my son to the health department (which is where the WIC office is) to get some records and he said that he sometimes goes there and they "stick him with a needle". So I asked if they could look up if MY SON was on WIC and they said yes, he is. I this fraud, I didn't tell the worker he lives with me, she didn't ask but now I am wondering how my ex could possibly get to claim him when he doesn't live there. Plus, while I was there, I found out I am eligible and I am pregnant with twins so if I sign up, I would want to claim him since I am the one who feeds him. If you believe it is fraud, do you think I should go in to the office with my Court order showing them that he lives with me, sign up myself and let my ex get in the trouble he deserves OR should I give my ex 1 week to get him off his case? Oh BTW the application says list only people who live with you.
Update: I just looked it up and realized that if my ex doesn't have my son on his case as a family member, he will make too much to even get it because with 4 family members he can make about $41,000 a year with 5 he can make about $48,000, he makes just over $45,000. Oh well......
Update # 2
Just got off the phone with the WIC office, I didn't tell them anything, I just asked what would happen if a parent who didn't have custody, only visitation 2 days a month, filed for that child to be on their case. The case worker said that it is fraud because to get it, you have to be the primary residential parent. so at this point the question is do I turn him in (or file and let them figure it out) or do it give my ex notice (only I am not sure I want my ex knowing I am on WIC because he always talks about how low class I am and if my son is on my case, they won't be eligible anymore so I will be on it and he won't be)Answer Question
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