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    amethystrain is offline Junior Member
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    Food Stamps assistance?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?Louisiana

    My exwife and I have joint residential and joint legal custody of our two children (5 & 7).
    Our custody papers state that we split all costs equally. We each claim on child for tax purposes.
    I went to apply for food stamps a few weeks ago. I got denied. The reason I got denied is because my exwife has food stamps. She claimed both girls. Which, yes she feeds both kids. But, so do I.
    The food stamps case worker called me and told me that if my ex called them and took one child off her case, then I could qualify. (And my ex would still recieve her benefits too). My ex calls them and tells them that she is not taking off one of the kids.

    Then she calls me back, telling me that she is not taking one of the kids off because she uses her food stamps money as rent to her parents. Which is fraud.

    It is getting really difficult to afford food. I am about to take on a second job because that is what must happen.

    Do I have any legal standing to take my ex to court?

    I have a feeling that your answer will be no. But it doesn't hurt to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amethystrain View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?Louisiana

    My exwife and I have joint residential and joint legal custody of our two children (5 & 7).
    Our custody papers state that we split all costs equally. We each claim on child for tax purposes.
    I went to apply for food stamps a few weeks ago. I got denied. The reason I got denied is because my exwife has food stamps. She claimed both girls. Which, yes she feeds both kids. But, so do I.
    The food stamps case worker called me and told me that if my ex called them and took one child off her case, then I could qualify. (And my ex would still recieve her benefits too). My ex calls them and tells them that she is not taking off one of the kids.

    Then she calls me back, telling me that she is not taking one of the kids off because she uses her food stamps money as rent to her parents. Which is fraud.

    It is getting really difficult to afford food. I am about to take on a second job because that is what must happen.

    Do I have any legal standing to take my ex to court?

    I have a feeling that your answer will be no. But it doesn't hurt to ask.
    File for a fair hearing in a timely manner and take your court orders with you to the hearing .

    Fraud would be hard to prove .
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    amethystrain is offline Junior Member
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    Thank you for resonding. Yes, I know fraud would be hard to prove.
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    Please keep your posts with the original one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amethystrain View Post
    I am about to take on a second job because that is what must happen.
    This should have been the first option before deciding that the taxpayers should feed your children.

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