My ex filed for welfare and foodstamps, plus a child support garnisment, while still living with me and i was supporting her and her kids. She claimed to be living with her parents. My paycheck was garnished for arrears as a result. This was happening while we were together (I let her handle my money and bills). When I found out, she went down to the Division of Child Support Enforcement and had them stop the garnishments. That was a few years ago. She lived with me for a long time and then moved out with our daughter. Then we had an agreement after that and I paid support directly to her until a few months ago when she went back and filed again after getting mad at me because I wouldnt date her again. Now they are garnishing for arrears from the first filing and now and it has to do with her filing for welfare in the first place. Isnt this illegal? Isnt it fraud to file for welfare when you live with the parent of your child? Why should I have to pay this when she shouldnt have filed for welfare in the first place? i have always taken good care of my daughter so I do not understand this.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?