Octomom on Welfare

Octomom on Welfare, "Octomom" Nadya Suleman may have avoided foreclosure for now, but money woes have reportedly forced the mother of 14 kids to go on welfare — a low to which she swore she'd never sink.

Suleman, who left the world aghast when the unemployed single mom used fertility treatments to become pregnant with octuplets, on top of her six other kids, receives $2,000 a month in food assistance from the state of California, TMZ reported today.

Suleman, 36, receives the assistance on a state debit card, which is monitored to ensure she only uses it to pay for food. She qualifies for welfare because her income is well below the threshold of $119,000 a year — or $8,000 per member of a household, TMZ reported.

The celebrity gossip site quoted Suleman as saying in 2010 that she would never become "a self-fulfilling prophecy" by going on state assistance

Caring for her 14 children has made it impossible for Suleman to hold down a full-time job, her lawyer said this week. She narrowly avoided foreclosure on her La Habra, Calif., last year but could be evicted as soon as next month, and recently posed semi-nude for a British magazine to raise funds.

“She’s not doing well. She’s struggling financially and she does whatever she can,” Suleman's attorney, Jeff Czech, told The Associated Press.

She has turned down a multi-million dollar offer to star in a porno video.

When Suleman gave birth to octuplets in 2009, she was an unemployed single mother who already had six other children. All her children were conceived through in vitro fertility treatments. Critics, including Cher, charged that having so many children with no means of support was the height of irresponsibility.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/octomom_on_welfare_report_4pbmlIIwN0JYbdZglMYIPK#ixzz1qsVKg8Fz
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