OK so I have been researching those that live on public assistance and I have found a discrepancy in what many believe to be "Career Welfare Mom's". In my researching I have found that many who have multiple children while on welfare fall into three categories 1) substance abuse 2) had the children before welfare 3) lack education. I define career by those who have spent more than 5 years on PA. When interviewing those women who have been on the system for more than 5 years the average has only 2 children, however they are usually spaced 15-16 years apart, thus letting them stay on the system for almost 30 years without raising any flags. One woman even took custody of one grandchild from her youngest child to keep her 2 bedroom public housing apartment. She has now been receiving PA for 35 years.
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Answer by lovinangels at 8:48 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Here is a point that people miss...just because you qualify doesnt mean you need it. WE qualified for WIC for my two oldest almost too the point that they were 5. I stopped getting it when they were 2 and 3 because we didnt NEED it. We qualified for FS after I got off them too. We got a ahead and fell back for a little time. But as long as we were on FS what seemed like getting ahead it really wasnt and as soon as we started to FINALLY get ahead the FS were yanked and we were suddenly drowning. So we didnt get on them again. I hear a LOT of entitlement in these answers and THAT is really sad.
Answer by momof030404 at 12:21 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
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