I had 3 kids by age 20 and get $500 in food stamps and medicaid, even though my husband works full time? I could get a job, but then PA would be paying for my daycare costs. So I'll just as soon stay home until my youngest is in school. I'm going to college this fall for either radiology or ultrasound tech, and to pay for it I'm using grants. So, does it really drive everyone crazy that someone who does work still needs/gets help, even if they're bettering themselves? Does it make it worse that I'm a 22 year old welfare recipient than say, a 35 year old welfare recipient? And before anyone asks or assumes, yes, my husbands income is claimed on our PA. And yes, my husband did finish high school and yes, I have held down a job. I had to quit due to daycare reasons. My family was watching my kids then they had to quit.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on May. 29, 2010 in Money & Work
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Answer by rkoloms at 4:06 PM on May. 29, 2010
I think it was pretty stupid to have three children by the age of 20 when you obviously cannot afford them. Your husband must have a fairly low paying job if he works full time and your family still qualifies for PA. I have 4 children, went to college full time and work full time. Never needed the government to pay for to sit on my ass.
Answer by FL2AK at 9:59 PM on May. 29, 2010