Run a tab. To be repaid out of future receipts at the rate of $1 out of every $2 received above poverty level income, regardless of source.<quoted text>
Up in Michigan there was some guy on food stamps who won the lottery really big. Apparently this unearned income doesn't count in terms of food stamp eligibility and a lot of folks got really honked off about it.
Personally, I think he should have just turned them (the food stamps) down, but our national morality doesn't seem to swing in that direction.
So--what is your recommendation for how to deal with this?
So if your "tab" is $150,000, and you won $250,000 at the casino, and poverty level for your family is $22,500, you'd pay back half of ($250,000-$22,500) or $113,750, leaving $36,250 on the tab, and the person removed from assistance until he again legally qualifies given the remainder ($136,250) as income in the year received.