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Essentially, your landlord is asking you to help them commit fraud. No, that's not legal.
If the landlord had requested that you pay the rent in cash and not said why they were asking, that wouldn't be illegal. However, note that unless your lease
requires that you pay the rent in cash, the landlord cannot force you to do so. You're allowed to pay with a check, and he must accept it.
You can contact Social Security about this situation here:
It is a violation of Fl. Stat., Section 83.64 for a landlord to evict a tenant, terminate his lease, or raise his rent because the tenant exercises his legal rights. If you refuse to pay cash because your lease doesn't require it, you're protected. Also, it would not be in the landlord's best interests to try to evict you in that scenario, because then you'll tell the judge why, and the judge will report him for fraud. At the very least, the judge will ask disability to investigate the landlord's income.
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