Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and other family members received state welfare benefits until last year. The taxpayer-funded benefits for Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and his young daughter ended in 2012 when they were no longer eligible, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts told the Herald. Officials did not say when the family began receiving benefits.

The brothers had received benefits through their parents, and Tamerlan also received benefits from September 2011 to November 2012 through his wife,

According to the letter, the suspects’ parents, Anzor and Zubeidat Tsarnaev, received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as food stamps, from 2002 to 2004, and again from August 2009 to December 2011. Anzor Tsarnaev also received cash welfare benefits for three months in 2003, and from August 2009 to June 2010.

The parents were eligible for benefits because they were legal, non-citizen residents who were granted asylum status, Monahan wrote. Dhokhar Tsarnaev received benefits as a member of his parents’ household, as did Tamerlan, the older brother, for a period of time, according to the agency. Tamerlan lived with his wife and daughter when his wife was granted both SNAP and cash assistance for families with dependent children from September 2011 to November 2012. www.nydailynews.com

According to Erick Stakelbeck, in his book “The Terrorist Next Door,” Islamic terrorist camps in the U.S.A. survive through, welfare, unemployment, workers compensation, disability, and food stamps.