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    • No I/we are not on assistance and never have been -- Votes: 19
    • No I/we are not on assitance now but have been in the past -- Votes: 14
    • Yes I/we are on assitance currently -- Votes: 27
    • I do not remember a time we have not been on assistance -- Votes: 0
MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
2nd Jul '13

My boys have medical as a secondary insurance and they both get WIC. Before my youngest was born prematurely (at 30 weeks) we didn't get any assistance. Unfortunately because he was born so prematurely his medical bills were outrageous and we would have been in debt with his medical bills for the rest of our lives had we not gotten the secondary medical. We only stayed on it because he got sick and I ended up having to quit my job to be home with him.

.Enigma. clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 107102 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Salem's Mama:" She also said she's still on WIC. And that food stamps have been a thing in the at least somewhat recent ... [snip!] ... it. Probably not a good idea to keep having more kids given that fragile state and still being on one form of food assistance."

Luckily, that's not for either you or I to determine :wink:

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Salem's Mama:</b>" She also said she's still on WIC. And that food stamps have been a thing in the at least somewhat recent ... [snip!] ... it. Probably not a good idea to keep having more kids given that fragile state and still being on one form of food assistance."</blockquote>



Not that it's ANY of your business but no, my husband and I took steps so we wouldn't need food stamps again, when we were on them we were 18, didnt think to just cut somewhere else and budget better just listened to our parents when they told us we should apply.
I'm on WIC to help pay for fresh fruit and veggies for my daughter, and the occasional gallon of milk here and there. We use our WIC card once a month and barely use anything on it. I've been debating canceling it since we never use it.
The only thing Medicaid will be covering is the birth co/pay since my insurance covers everything else.



My husband and I are doing just fine and can afford another baby. We are actually buying a house as well. We have a safety net in place in case something happens and if things get really tough, I can go back to work since Im currently a sahm.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
2nd Jul '13

I was on welfare for about half a year when I kicked BD out, just to get back on my feet.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
2nd Jul '13

I currently use food stamps and medicaid.



My husband works full time. I'm a full time student and a part time employee.



We're using them as I finish school because the other option is for both of us to forever be in dead end, barely above minimum wage jobs. We were actually financially fine until our youngest daughter hit 6 months. *shrugs*