I have received a letter stating that I have been accused of a "possible intentional" violation for food stamps. Apparently they felt as if I should have disclosed my now husband (who was unemployed for that time). I thought that adding him would actually qualify us for more and I was embarrassed to need the help in the first place. I NEVER intentionally did anything to try to abuse the system. I got a letter saying that reguardless I was not elligible for the food stamps at all and now I need to pay it back. If I do pay it back am I pleading guilty to fraud? I have not received benefits for over a year now. I find this whole thing to be crazy but I am ok to pay it back because I look at is as I REALLY needed the help and would not have been able to feed my daughter without it. Should I get a lawyer or can I just set up payments and have this be over?