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.

[Photo: WENN.com]


"she's a single mom, stop putting her down"??!! she had these kids cause she wanted to, she used IVF, she didn't magically get pregnant with eight kids and the dad walked out on her. And for those saying 'at least she didn't abort them' she already was a broke single mom with seven kids one of which is autistic and chose to have more eggs implanted in her thats why she is where she is today!! she had plenty of time knowing she could of giving up at least one baby for adoption and they most likely would have been adopted in a minute to a family who was financially stable with no kids but wanted one! but she chose to keep all of them knowing she had no money, no job and they would all be living with her in poverty! And yes she is trying to make a better life for them but she has admitted numerous times that they are barely surviving. No amount of money she gets is going to last with raising 14 kids and she knows it. if thats not selfish i don't know what is.


Also what is the big deal she made 8000.00 to pose semi nude. Any mother needing cash would do the same if it would put food in the table. The photo wasn't trashie or degrading. People can judge all they want but if someone offered u that type of money for the same shoot and u turned it down u would be a fool. They wouldn't have had to ask me twice.


Enough with putting this women down. At least she did not take the easy route and abort the babies. She needs assistance to help feed the kids. This should have never been made public. I am sure she is embarrassed and having thrown in her face is not right. At least she needs the assistance and not just using the system like some. Keep your head up lady we all need help at one time or another.there r people who use the system and get pd cash for side jobs they r the ones who r hurting the system not someone like her that actually needs it!!!!


You know enough with putting this women down. I actually give her props for not aborting these babies when she found out how many of the eggs survived. She has these babies and needs assistance. Don't punish her for asking for help. No child should go without food. This should not have been made public. At least she is nit using the system like some.


This is shameful! Almost everyone I know said that she would end up on the public dole. Well, they were ALL correct! The doctor who allowed this to happen should also kick in cash to take care of these kids. She was a joke before and she is now an even bigger joke. Who pays for her lip jobs? Why should the public pay for her mistakes and total lack of judgement? She is, in my opinion, a negligent mother!


I hoped things would work out for her, but I thought this might happen. Being a single mother is very difficult, let alone being a single mother to fourteen children. And does she work? I'm not sure if she has a job or not. As for posing naked, that was her decision. No one forced her to do it. There are more productive ways of getting money, and posing nude was the route she chose to take.


@ Elvie no one who is humiliating her. She is the 1 who is humiliating herself no one forced her to pose nude


I know that at first she thought she would make gazillions by having octoplets and she was wrong. But she is trying to survive and take care of her children. I hope they would stop putting her down already. The people who exploit her just because she needs the money are scums of the earth. Why can't you just help her without humiliating her into nudity? She's a mom. Respect her children.


where is the father of u children?


Nadya Suleman Biography

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Fullerton, California
Full Name
Nadya Denise Suleman