Let's say... office secretary works 38 hours a week. Office won't make her full time to avoid paying benefits. She makes $10/hr, so $380/wk, less than $20,000 a year. She has 2 kids, is divorced, dad does pay child support. She qualifies for food stamps and medical for her kids so she gets it.
She starts dating some rich exec at the company. He falls in love and moves her into his 4000 sq foot home and her and the kids live a great life. He lets her drive his 2012 fancy new car. She is NOT married to him. She still owns nothing. She still makes $19,xxx a year.
Should she still collect food stamps and have state medical for her children even though she has no expenses? Should she pay her own way or save up her cash in a safety deposit box or whatever so if they break up some day she has something to fall back on?
Is that welfare abuse to you?