If a "rich girl" gets pregnant

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    does she qualify for all the freebies that the poor girls get? I realize welfare benefits vary from state to state, but I imagine the rules are similar. Would someone like Bristol Palin qualify for rental assistance, food stamps, WIC, etc...?

    And if so - should they take advantage of these "entitlements"?

    Your thoughts...
     
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    If she doesn't live at home and has little evident means of support, probably.
     
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    Those matters are determined by household income, do there are many factors. Though I don't think the mother should be allowed to keep the child if they require such assistance.
     
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    Rental assistance and food stamps are based on your income and household size. WIC is available to every child until the age of 5 I believe and any pregnant mother.

    KK, you make some of the most ignorant statements. What do you propose happen to the hundreds of thousands of children whose mothers receive some type of assistance?
     
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    Why are you trolling, go back and read my post, I said many factors, though I typoed and accidentally said "do" instead of "though" as we were talking in general and I didn't care to mention each specific one and it's requirements and paperwork ... so your accusation is unwarranted, ignorant, and lame.

    As for the second part ... those children cost us a fortune, people need to start being allowed adoption and many of those looking for adoption need to stop being so particular. Most in our state wind up in foster care anyway, and the mother remains homeless still using the system by getting pregnant soon after the last one is taken away.
     
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    Do you like paying for the 14 children one of our local junkies has? Because you do, they are in foster care and she got pregnant only to get the money to buy more drugs, she even admitted as much. The only reason she hasn't had more is because she can't now, sterile, thank the gods.
     
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    But is it based on the parent's income or the teenager's (who has none)? Could the parents theoretically collect rental assistance to pay their mortgage? Would the single mom be entitled to cash assistance in addition to WIC?

    The reason I ask is that I believe once a girl becomes a mom she is legally emancipated. I could be wrong, but I've heard it from several sources. My kids cannot get emancipated in order to qualify for financial aid for college, but I believe teen moms can.

    Man - I shoulda had girls. lol
     
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    As pointed out, it depends on the program you are talking about. Food stamps for one are available to everyone and are based on household income versus resident count.
     
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    :lol: Well, that's a good example of one type of mother, but I think of the public assistance as being more for the helpless child in such unfortunate circumstances, and I agree there should be limits so as not to create an unintended incentive for such bad mothers as in your example. That being said, not all mothers who need assistance are so terrible that they should be forced to hand their children over to the state as your first post suggested.
     
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