Seattle couple welfare pays for million dollar house and traveling

A couple in Seattle is under public eye due to spending their welfare checks on extensive traveling and luxury house.

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
Seattle, Washington
Image Source: dougtone via Flickr
Seattle, Washington

A Seattle woman, currently receiving welfare from Washington State, is also living in a waterfront house estimated to be worth more than $1 million, according to Yahoo!News.

Because federal agents have not yet charged the woman or her husband with a crime, they have not released their names.

The couple, who has been on welfare for almost ten years, receives more than $1,200 a month in addition to their state and government disability checks and food stamps.

The loophole the couple used is a law that allows low income citizens help for paying rent and moving away from housing projects. The law does not specify what kind of housing the citizen can live in.

The couple has also given money to various charities and traveled the world to Turkey, Tel Aviv and resort towns in Mexico, according to records released by the court.

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