Ex is receiving gov. assistance, child support, tho she received over $100,000 inheiritance. Is this legal?
I found out a few months ago that my ex-wife has my daughter on health insurance thru the state of Ohio. Also my child and her 2 other kids thru her current marriage are getting free/reduced lunches and she is getting food stamps. She also took me back to pay more child support (about $400 a month) so she can stop working full time to work part time causing her to make minimum wage. She stated to the CSA that she wanted to spend more time with the kids. She received over $100,000 (after taxes) when her mother passed away. I spoke when various lawyers and they have told me that an inheiritance does not count toward income, so why is she able to get all the government assistance? I pay 85?f the support for my child but is unable to claim her on my taxes every other year because she won't agree to it. I feel like the CSA is putting me thru the ringer because she is on government assistance while she gets over on everybody else. I'm sure if I got alot of money, CSA would be all over me.
Just to clear things up, I am not complaining about paying child support. Just that a person who has almost $100,000, has a house that is paid off, leasing 2 or 3 new vehicles about once a year, quit workin full time voluntarily is getting food stamps/government assistance/etc. And somebody said that I am claiming my daughter on my taxes every other year????? I am not claiming my child ANY year. And Yvette, u say that there are alot of people without insurance, etc. You are right, but I am quite well sure their mothers don't have a house paid for and over $100,000 to their name. Seems like to me their are a lot of others kids that could use that assistance. Child support goes both ways. I drive over 600 miles a month for one weekend with my child, been doing it for 10 years. Anyone who wants to "read" into anything w/o knowing the whole story and start assuming that I'm a bad father can go to straight ti hell.
Asked By: baseball fan - 7/16/2007
Inheritance does count towards income and resources and she will have to spend the money down, in an appropriate amount of time, before she qualifies for assistance as that puts her over the resource guidelines! Same thing for food stamps, unless she is lying to someone!
Call the state and report her. They have Special Investigation units! Welfare (there is no such thing anymore) fraud is a felony! How long ago did she get the $100,000? Twenty years?
Be careful that you have the facts before you start throwing around allegations.
I can't live on $400.00 a month.
Usually there are 2 sides to a story and the information does not add up! I am feeling something is being left out.
Most people making about minimum wage can't
pay child daycare and work full-time as their daycare for 3 children is more than her salary would be! She probably qualifies for a subsidy!
Men quit their jobs all the time so they don't have to pay child support, Many work under the table and don't pay child support or taxes!
And it is true, that many women use the system as well! But not like corporate America does, or even anywhere close.
If I had 3 kids I would do what I had to do to provide my kids a roof, food and clothes! And 1/2 off all working families earn between $10,000 and $25,000 a year. That is 67 Million out of 132 million that filed taxes! The "Average" taxpayer makes $44,000 a year and that puts them in the top 50?nd taxes take a considerable chunk out of their income!
It is called TANIF now as it is Temporary aid. You can't draw it forever, or even till the child turns 7 if she applied when a baby was born.
The resource limit is $1,000!
Financial requirements are broken into two components: income and resources. You are considered financially eligible for TANF if both income and resource requirements are met.
Household Income All available income for all members of your household is counted when we determine your eligibility for TANF. However, we subtract certain expenses from that total. If, after subtracting your expenses, your total net income equals or falls below the monthly net income limits for the number of people in your household, you are considered income eligible.
Household Resources All resources which you and your family own are considered to determine eligibility. Examples of resources are cash, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, permanently unoccupied real estate and some trusts. We do not count certain resources such as the home you are living in, your furniture and one vehicle for each adult in the home.
If, after counting or excluding your household's resources, your total countable resources equal or fall below $1,000, you are considered resource eligible."
For a family of 4, $618.00 a month disqulifies them form aid. That wouldn't even get you an apartment!
CASH PROGRAMS AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
TANF/UP Max. Income
(Limit is lower for those
with shelter expenses of
less than $318)
OAA, APTD, ANB in an
OAA, APTD, ANB in a
Residential Care Facility
OAA, APTD, ANB in a
1 $489 $617
2 $556 $905
This is her limit!
You can take a look at these if yoty wane!
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 7, Agriculture, Chapter II, Food and Nutrition Service, Part 210-299
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 45, Public Welfare, Chapter II, Office of Family Assistance, Administration of Children and Families, US DHHS, Part 200-299
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 42, Public Health, Chapter IV, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, US DHHS, Part 430-499
US Code: Title 42, Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 7, Social Security Act, Subchapter I, Grants to States for Old Age Assistance, Part 301 et seq.
US Code: Title 42, Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 7, Social Security Act, Subchapter X, Grants to States for Aid to Blind, Part 1201 et seq.
US Code: Title 42, Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 7, Social Security Act, Subchapter XIV, Grants to States for Aid to Permanent and Totally Disabled, Part 1351 et seq.
US Code: Title 42, Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 7, Social Security Act, Subchapter XIX, Grants to States for Medical Assistance Programs, Part 1382 et seq.
US Code: Title 42, Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 7, Social Security Act, Subchapter XXI, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Part 1397 aa et seq.
Answered By: cantcu - 7/16/2007