Internet tore as accountant took ‘rent’ money from wife’s disabled sister

An accountant, who took his wife’s disabled sister’s ‘rent’ money, is leaving the internet torn apart in a new viral post.

Posted on Reddit’s infamous r/AmITheA**hole forum, a woman with the username u/throwaway65009767 took to her story to let “AITA” followers decide if she was wrong for asking her husband to repay the money he had taken from his sister. The post has over 8,000 upvotes and 2,000 comments.

The Redditor begins her story by explaining that she took her disabled sister when their mother passed away a few months ago. The only responsibility the husband of the original poster (OP) takes care of is his financial affairs as he is an accountant. Since becoming disabled, she has been collecting disability checks from Social Security Disability Insurance. The OP does most of the actual care for her sister. She exclaims that things are “going well” for them.

Many people receive checks from the government. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), as of April this year, more than 9,000 people were receiving disability insurance with a monthly check for about $1,200.

She wrote: “I recently noticed that his benefit money was not enough to buy him essentials like medical equipment. I didn’t do much with it until I decided to do the math and found hundreds missing with no explanation I spoke to my sister and she kept implying that my husband had something to do with it until she eventually admit that he asked her for rent money and told her to keep it a secret from me.”

The internet is torn apart by an accountant who takes his wife’s disabled sister’s “rent” money.
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“I was stunned… completely in shock. I called him and had him come home for a confrontation. He first denied it then said it made sense because my sister is an adult living under our roof so she has to pay I yelled at her out loud telling her how screwed it was because she was disabled!!! and that money was supposed to go to her, and more importantly, he should never have touched his money,” she added. continued.

She demanded that he pay back all the money she had taken from her sister. He argued that if she were to live with them, she would have to pay rent. She threatened to call the police if the money was not returned. Shocked by her statement, he left.

Other Redditors took to the comments section to discuss their thoughts on the OP’s situation.

“You brought a disabled person into your home and it’s messing up your marriage. Looks like he never really wanted that,” u/genkichan wrote, “He shouldn’t have hidden the financial issues from you like that no more. He feels entitled to have some form of rent and that’s not entirely wrong per se. You both suck at lack of communication, finding out expectations with each other and finding a solution for everyone involved. You moved in with your sister. It doesn’t sound like a joint decision.”

“Period,” u/Chocolatecakeislife defended the OP in response to the above comment, receiving over 8,000 upvotes, “Husband robs disabled person. The argument ends there. He steals, either he pays it back or the police can handle the theft. It’s as simple as that. All other details of your comment are irrelevant.”

“Part of her care is living in your home, it makes sense that she pays rent. That’s literally what her benefits are for. I’m going to go with that. [Everyone Sucks Here]. Although your husband is right and your sister has to pay rent (because her benefits are part of her care and part if her care is living expenses), he shouldn’t have done it behind your back. You’re worried you screamed to death, threatened the police (who would probably agree with your husband anyway), and unilaterally decided to take your sister in for free,” u/SpaceCrazyArtist said.

U/Ryan233tiger exclaimed: “[You’re the A**hole]. I doubt you ever had a conversation with your husband about housing your sister for the rest of your life before you got married. SSDI is literally about paying living expenses. Even though you already have the extra space for your sister in your house, she still uses utilities and gets groceries. It costs your husband money to have her there.”

“You say your sister has been there for 8 months and has noticed ‘hundreds’ of missing people. Looks like she pays nothing more than $125 a month. It’s beyond reason, he’s clearly not trying to rob your sister blindly,” they continued.

Newsweek contacted u/throwaway65009767 for comment.


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