I have kids in school who are only there so they can collect social security check. I remember one kid who received money from the government who would run out and buy large boxes of beef jerky to cram them into his locker. On one shelf beef jerky, on another a box of condoms.
I'm not criticising people who need a leg up, but sometimes what people will do in the name of fraud is worth noting. For instance, the Associated Press is circulating a story about two men who were busted for wheeling a corpse into a Pay-O-Matic to cash the dead guy's social security check. According to the article: "The witnesses saw the two men pushing a chair with the deceased flopping from side to side." I immediate thought about "Weekend at Bernies".
Apparently the two men left the body outside and went in to cash the check. As they did so a group of people began gathering around the corpse (go figure) until they attracted the attention of a police officer lunching at a diner across the street. The two were arrested for fraud while the dead guy, not charged, was released to the morgue.