I have been on pa all my life i guess yu can say. My mom has always been on it. With 5 kids now and a year ago she got divorced, she says she depends on it. My mom has always depended on someone. She never actually tried to move forward. She also recently got a boyfriend and the new guy has paid all her overdue bills and got her a new car. The new guy doesnt know she gets asistance. She also got pregnant by the new guy while she was with my dad. He didnt know she was pregnant untill may of this yr so stepped up.
I am discusted by my mom. But the again beeing on PA is all i new. So unlike my mom i reallu did take advantage of it. ( in a good way).
I got pregnant my senior yr with my now husband. And in my hs. they MAKE yu apply for assistace. So i did. And i qualified. I asked to b out of my moms case and b by myself(since i was also kicked out for getting pregnant). But unlike my mom, I asked for information on how to to better myself. I got child care and health insurance and wic. With those 3things i can feed, take care of my childs health and continue to work. My hubby and i have been getting on the right track. He is in college and working full time now on an it position. And i have cared for my son and work part time. I will start college in may because thats wen my hubby graduates and my son doesnt has to b in day care all day. We have been on PA since last yrs june, and I recently got a letter that on june of next yr we will be off of it! I'm so happy that I have been able to turn my life around and so great full that we got the help needed to move forward. And unlike my mom I didn't turn it into a lifestyle. It took longer than we thought but we finally made it through!
And unlike other people I didn't have to lie and cheat my way to more yrs in PA.