She should not be collecting benefits. She no longer has custody of the children while they are in the care and custody of children and youth. The agency should be advised that she is continuing to claim the children and collect support. You may wish to contact the Department of Welfare as well to advise of this situation. Abuse in this area is rampant and seldom, if adequately, dealt with by the bureaucratic agencies involved.
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Cash assistance should not be collected by someone if the children are no longer in their physical custody. This is not uncommon, unfortunately. There is a big problem with welfare fraud. Contacting the Department of Welfare is definitely an option.
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