Millionaire Gets Food Stamps to Expose Loophole
Article from The Washington Free Beacon by Todd Shepherd.
A Minnesota man applied for and then received government food stamps for well over a year, even though he is a millionaire, in an effort to prove his belief that the eligibility requirements for the benefits in his state were too loose.
Rob Undersander’s story will be told in a Thursday House agriculture subcommittee meeting. The meeting will examine broad-based categorical eligibility requirements (BBCEs), which the Minnesota engineer exploited, for the nation’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)—commonly referred to as food stamps.
Undersander and his wife retired a few years ago and mainly lived off his wife’s early social security benefits, but they had also developed a nest egg that put their net worth somewhere just north of $1 million. About the same time, as a volunteer with the Central Minnesota Council on Aging helping seniors navigate enrollment and other issues with various government programs, he became something of an expert on government benefits and how to apply for them.
“I’m sitting in the [training] class, I’ll never forget this,” Undersander told the Washington Free Beacon by phone. “We’re going through pages and pages of all these programs for low-income seniors that have ascending income [qualification] levels and ascending asset levels. But when you get to SNAP, it’s only income.”
Read the entire article at The Washington Free Beacon.
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Welfare fraud is very high in CA . Officers have stopped illegals with 5 IDs. Drivers license and sign up for Welfare on all 5. The social workers are not legal. Footsteps sold for half what’s on debit card to fraud convenience stores.
What a crock and the “illegals” just keep taking while our government does nothing to stop it. The state costs roll up to the federal government, which means for people in the different states cost all of us, and I’m not lovin’ it at all.
Remember, this is a Federal Program, but it’s the State Employees that manage it and can abuse it. I’ve heard of and witnessed abuses in the system, with full support of the local offices that mange the SNAP program. I guess this is why you see the EBT cards flashed by people in nice cloths, with salon hair, painted nails (fingers and toes), full array of tats and driving a much better car than you own.