We have two kids. But neither of us have the ability to work full time.
We make enough to survive, but only if we are recieving food stamps. We do not accept any other state aid. Our children do have insurance. We didn't know about my disability when the kids were concieved.
Both of us qualify for SSD, but neither of us have made that choice, we just do what we can. His disability makes it to keep a job, because he often ends up in the hospital or unable to work at least once a year, but other wise he is a determined and perfect employee.
My case was one of those like you'd see on mystery diagnosis. Since childhood I knew something was not right, but I'd get all these crazy diagnosises that didn't really fit. Eventually I decided I was just imagining it or something and ignored it. Eventually it came to a head and I woke up in the ER with everyone looking terrified. We found out what was wrong a short time later. But if it hadn't been for me moving in with my husband and him noticing something in my sleep, I could be dead.
But are we really so horrible. Is feeding our kids with fs really destroying your life so much? We rarely use all our benefits, I breasted both kids. I am extremely talented with kids and not just my own. Several friends have written into their living wills that I am too take care of their children in an emergency. And I have no end of babysitting jobs, thats how I make my share of income.