My class action suit was per approved and goes on tomorrow . In in housing court with my landlord for a holdover / nuisance case but already signed the lease which says we are good until 9 / 2013 but they have taken our section 8 and we are fighting to get that back . I was wondering do I need to tell them about the income if I use all the money to pay off credit cards and stuff ? I was told something like if I signed the lease and I didn't get the money as of yet they cant say anything because In not technically hiding anything , I have about 13 coming to me and have about 10-k in credit card debt . Is this considered an income and can they take away my subsidy for this one time award from back wages they stole in the past thats being given to me now ?