Do you think the octuplets mom is abusing the system?

What do you think about the mom that just had octuplets receiving almost $165,000 from disability due to an on-the-job back injury. However, during the time she received these payments (2002- 2008) time she gave birth to most of her 6 babies before having octuplets. Don't you think that someone on disability for a back injury, and too disabled to work, would be too disabled to have 6 babies?!?? Another abuser of the system?

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thundernlight

Asked by thundernlight at 7:02 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in

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  • Say it isn't so. She is nuts, it'll all come back on her somehow.
    She is more like a person with an "on her back" job.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • She did not, she received $10,000 which she then used for the in-vitro.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • And in all honesty and I am not trying to be mean but at 1st when i heard the story I was really happy for her, but after finding more and more out I am simply not that thrilled neither are most of the people in our town, they all keep telling me to get out my wallet because we will be paying for them
    JAJA_Steele

    Answer by JAJA_Steele at 7:06 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • how could she have sex and push out six babies with a back injury?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Where does Invitro only cost 10 grand?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Octuplet mom got more than $165K in disability
    Published: 2/5/09, 6:26 PM EDT
    By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California agency says it paid the mother of newborn octuplets more than $165,000 in disability payments for an on-the-job back injury. The payments made over six years to Nadya Suleman were disclosed Thursday to The Associated Press following a public records request to the Department of Mental Health. The payments were made between 2002 and 2008, during which time the single mother gave birth to most of her six other children.

    Suleman, who gave birth to the octuplets last week, was employed at a state mental health hospital from 1997 until December, when she resigned the position. Records show that for much of that time, however, she was unable to work.
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 7:07 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • all 14 of her babies were from in-vitro fertilization. Apparently, from the same sperm donor.
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 7:09 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • She did not have sex and she did not "push out" six babies. She had invitro and c-sections.
    micrespo

    Answer by micrespo at 7:09 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • at the clinic i looked into for PGD, in-vitro was 12000 and added with PGD was 19000. 10000 isnt a far off estimate :p
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 7:10 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • you guys relize that she has gone out of her way to try and stay out of the news and the things that are being talked about arnt true. Rumors are floating around dont believe everything you hear. She just wanted one more baby you really think she thought to herself hey lets have 8 more? NO come on now. if she would done the reduction thing all you moms on here against abortion would have been pissed at her for that. She was in college to get a teaching degree give the women a break.
    And by the way anon you can have babies and push them out with a back injury. I hurt my back in a car accident 4 years ago and i had a baby just fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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