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What do I do? No paid maternity leave? :(

My Husband is unemployed because of our economy and has not yet found a job, he's been out since DEC but recently stopped getting unemployment. We both will have No pay in Aug he will here soon hopefully. But what do Mothers do in that situation?


Asked by Hesmynavyman at 2:41 AM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Some states pay unemployment for maternity leaves under the state disability laws. If you have short or long term disability insurance, through your employer or privately, maternity leave should also be covered.
    Your spouse should be able to file for an extension of his unemployment benefits, and should be eligible for job search assistance and training; he should get to the local unemployment office today.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:01 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • get unemployment and wic, medical assistance for healthcare, and granny to babysit?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • work at a childcare center where you can bring him 2

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Get a job

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • What state are you in? CA has PFL (Paid Family Leave), which is an extra 6 weeks of paid leave. Find out about getting disability. Why has unemployment stopped already?

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:13 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Usually you can get an extension on Umemployment, especially now with the economy. When I was on maternity leave I got Short term disablity. You need to talk to your employer to see if they have it. WIC is awesome and you should qualify also check into food stamps and healthcare.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • There is always welfare till you can go back to work plus you will get food stamps and medical look into it.


    Answer by Kathleen1 at 9:01 AM on Apr. 29, 2009