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What is considered welfare fraud in Philadelphia,Pa?

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My sons father receives SSI - Monthly , Welfare benefits , has been working under the table as a bartender for 5yrs , his wife receives benefits as well , he owes child support and has not reported none of these changes to his household income.

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Hiding income would likely be fraud, and it may well affect his SS benefits too since he is not reporting work activity.

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Thanks this was very helpful.


Simply put, welfare fraud is when you lie to get welfare benefits. You can always report it to the agency who provides him the benefit but you must also consider how this might adversely affect your child and his relationship with his father.


Not only does it sound like welfare fraud, it clearly would be tax fraud. there is no such thing as under the table.

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