Unlike like the city of Toronto, which has simply decided to give multiple welfare cheques to multiple wives of Muslims rather than enforce the law, both polygamy and social welfare, Germany is starting to scrutinize Islamic abuse of the Welfare system.
The man in question, Ghazia A. (the surname is not disclosed) fled Syria in 2015 and headed to Germany via Turkey, accompanied by his four wives and 23 children. [...]
Ghazia had to choose one of the women as an “official” wife in order for him and the rest of the family to claim social benefits, the German magazine BILD reported. He opted for his “main” wife Twasif and five children, while the other three women have been officially called his “partners” by the authorities.
The man now lives in the community of Montabaur in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. His other three wives had to split the remaining children between them and were moved by the authorities into various neighboring communities...
Reacting to the case, a German financial manager released his calculation of what the German state is paying to the entire family annually. On the website of the Employers’ Association he estimated that the refugees are getting roughly 360,000 Euro per year. There is no official confirmation on the numbers yet.
The article continues to quote the Muslim father saying effectively that he would like to work but he has to spend all his time traveling between his wives.
It is quite likely that this was not the intended use of a social welfare system.