If your partner defrauds MSD National wants you to be responsible.
Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows, who has responsibility for welfare fraud, said there was a gender imbalance with the repayment of domestic purposes benefit (DPB) fraud because most people on that benefit were women.
If a woman receiving the DPB was in a relationship, her partner was benefiting from that fraud.
“We are looking at how we can treat that person as a party to the offense because it is completely unfair that the woman has to carry the full weight of that debt,” he told Parliament’s social services committee.
More gender lunacy from National. Key and his party are really stuck in the women is victim man is perpetrator mode. This is just another example of an ongoing pattern.