Octomom Nadya Suleman: Officially on Welfare

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In sad, but not entirely surprising news, Octomom Nadya Suleman is doing what she swore she would never do and going on welfare, reports say.

The mother of 14 is getting $2,000 a month from the State of California, which sends it directly to a special debit account (see welfare card image).

Broke as a Joke

The card can ONLY be used for food and is closely monitored to ensure its holder isn't making illegal purchases ... i.e. toys, pregnancy tests, etc.

Just two years ago, after giving birth to children 7-14, she said she refused to become "a self-fulfilling prophecy" by accepting state assistance.

She also said we'd never see Nadya Suleman nude. It's a week of firsts.

Octo got for the card because her income is less than $119,000 a year and a family of 15 that makes less than that is entitled to welfare benefits.

The $119,000 figure is based on around $8,000 for each member of the household. The more kids, the more you can make and still receive welfare.

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Well at least her kids are safe in soft beds. Unlike some irresponsible parents who dumbs their new born babies in dustbins!!! You know what instead of hating on octomom......go hate on Justin bieber................*what happened to his kid* #justasking!


These kids were not an unexpected inconvenience that were thrust upon her, she purposely & methodically planned to conceive them while she was well aware that her first six, fatherless children were already struggling. She is not mentally, physically or financially capable of raising & tending to these 14 kids. They should each be placed with people who have the ability to care for their individual needs and parent them in a stable environment.


Misty people on welfare don't deserve to have kids if they don't have them already since they can't financially support themselves. I'm sorry your constantly around spoiled kids with absentee parents like you say you are. I agree the children don't deserve to be punished but Nadya was barely getting by with her six kids so the idea that she went through IVF to have more makes her very selfish and that she chose to keep them knowing she couldn't support them even more selfish and thats why people judge her. Now she's going to be even more disliked and judged by the public because she's now taking tax payer's money because of her selfish decisions. People know it goes into feeding her kids but that just the facts. By the way Nadya can never get a job because the money she makes would only go to the people watching her kids while she works. I'm glad you and your parents have a great family like you say. I and my parent do too.


Oct mom has to feed her kids and put a roof over her kids head and she's a single mother! She's not like Kate Gosselin, Kate has help from her ex-husband and she preys on her so call fans so she could get what she can get out of them, Kate lies about not having enough money, when we all know she's has plenty of money that her kids worked for, she was seen in Las Vegas with her boyfriend Steve Neild, and I also think she wants to be seen with Steve Neild so she could get publicity and stay in the spotlight. Steve Neilds wife is very stupid, letting her husband hang out with scank.....


Also Anna my grandparents provided well for their children & their grandchildren. They worked hard. My mother came from a large family and their is so much love you will Never find a family that is so close. My dad only had a brother and were way financially better off than my mothers side but the family was not as close. No matter what my moms side always pulls together and they show all people compassion And understanding. Until u walk in someone else's shoes u should not judge them


Anna I am aware its 2012!! So all the people already on welfare dont deserve to have children then? Listen I dont care what this women does. I work have a home and my husband & I provide for our 2 girls. I don't have more children because I BELIEVE u shouldn't have more than u can afford. We could have more but we would work more and it would not b fair to the two we have. However I will not judge this women for wanting children. The doctor should help pay because it was irresponsible on his behalf as well.people make mistakes she needs to get a job and provide for her family. She has job offers and she should consider it. Again I am not agreeing with her decision but what is done is done


Anna I am not justifing her. I make good money and so do my friends. My child uses her manners. However a child that just has things given to them usually are very spoiled. U take a child that doest get all the time versus the other and the poorer child USUALLY has more respect for their belongings. I see all the time and growing upso parents buying their kids materialistic things or sending them or exotic vacations so they are not bothered with their children. I don't believe the children should be punished because of their mothers poor choices but what is done is done. And if she needs assistance then give it to her


And by the way Misty being poor and barely having enough to survive is not the only way to know the value of money. Other families i've known are middle class and have kids that have proven they know the value of money and are not spoiled brats. That her 'at least her kids know the value of money' and are 'not spoiled' are very poor excuses to justify this woman's actions.


To me it is far worse to force your kids to live in poverty because of your own stupidity and selfishness. Yes she does love them, but at the end of the day love doesn't pay the mortgage and the bills. If she really loved them Misty she would have given them up so they could have better lives than they do with her. By the way we are not 'back in the day' anymore Misty it's 2012. Maybe your grandparents had tons of kids they couldn't feed or clothe and they were fine, but not the people of this century.


People back in the day had more kids than they could afford and there children r fine. If anything they have more respect for others and learn the value of money since they know what it is like to go without. At least her children will not be spoiled brats. When u have ivf most of the times that many will not make it. Its not like she knew she was going to have 8 more children. At least she loves them.


Nadya Suleman Biography

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Fullerton, California
Full Name
Nadya Denise Suleman