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I Didn't Want to Go on Welfare ...


4/1/2012 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401_octomom_videoOctomom tried her best to avoid going on welfare, but she says "becoming totally destitute" forced her hand ... temporarily. 

As TMZ first reported, Nadya is getting $2,000 a month from the State of California, which can only be used on food. 

We spoke to her at her home today, where the mother of 14 said she's hoping she only needs the assistance for a month or two at the most.

Octo has been receiving death threats since the news of her welfare broke, but she feels people should be directing their anger towards those who are abusing the system and not at her. 

Plus if she doesn't get some help, we might see more pics like these. Lesser of two evils ...


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Well octo, you didn't exactly think this all the way thru when they fillin' you up with embros, did you?

911 days ago


cosmetic surgery (which she obviosuly has had on her nose,lips, chest and thighs) and infertitlity treatments all cost a ton of money -so where did she get the money for those'medial expenses'? Who approved her as a single woman in their 30's getting infertility treatments when she already ahd kids nad was on welfare/ How did she pay for that? Who allowed her to get theh treatments!!! cut her of and take the kids away; she is unstable in every sense. The poor kids need a stable home, to omany kids for one or 2 persons! This is one time the STATE should be involved - get those kids out of there & sterilze her before she does anymore harm

911 days ago

Surfer Gal    

We had a girl just like Octo-dum in our school. Sly, sneaky, would not stop talking, thought she knew everything, and as dumb as a box of rocks. You cannot do anything with them. Only thing that could get through to them is the government - someone in authority. Anything else is a waste of time.

911 days ago


I think even cheap eyebrow pencils cost about $2, so consisdering she goes through about 7 a week that alone is $14. No wonder she's going broke!

911 days ago


It is obvious that when she got pregnant with all these children she was not emotionally stable.Who has that many kids and no job? I am sure she is regretting her choice for doing this. She should sue the crazy doctor that thought it was okay for her to have eight more children when it is obvious that she needed emotional help!!With all that is being said here, her children do not deserve to go hungry or be neglected over poor choices of a mother and doctor!!

911 days ago

Oom pah pah    

Food stamps is a federally funded program and it's not welfare. TMZ knows that. Calling it welfare is a lie. A lot of people qualify for food assistance but don't take advantage of it. I was unemployed for 20 months and food stamps helped me keep a roof over my head. Besides there are are lots of free food programs in the schools and that might be the best meal they get 5 days a week. She should have applied long ago, there's no shame in it.

911 days ago


And how, exactly, does she plan to get off Welfare? Unless she's decided to become a regular porn start to pull in the cash, she'll never make enough at some 'regular' job to support all of her kids, pay rent, feed them properly, etc.
If she things some type of 'reality TV' thing is gonna come by and save her, she can forget it. Everyone is sick to death of her story.

911 days ago


All she is trying to do is feed her kids. Yes, she should have thought of that before and has admitted that recenely.... but she didnt realize it at the time, now these kids are here and they are innocent and they need to eat. At least we know where part of our tax dollars is going.... and I am talking a small portion compared to the large amount of tax monies that is unaccounted for.....if you people wanna BITCH about something, BITCH about here all the money for ours schools is going.... state is cutting all kinds of programs for the kids and yet school administrators can still give themselves a raise? Those are the people that really need to watch what they do with our tax money. You people bitch about tax dollars.... yet u can give up money to play the lotto? Winners take less than half of their winnings... Where do you all think the other half of the money goes? gimme a break... let the lady feed her kids.

911 days ago

tabloid queen    

What about all these "sponsor a child" commercials u see on tv? Is anyone telling those women in foreign countries to keep their legs closed and stop having kids u can't afford to feed? Then run commercials here begging us for money to feed them. What about those women? No one says **** about that! So it's ok to help foreign women who keep popping out kids but God forbid we help a mother in our own country? Tell those women to keep their legs shut & stop having kids too then if ur gonna keep harping on Nadya like this. At least she's not letting them starve.

911 days ago


So What! She has as much right to be on Welfare as all the other thousands. Many illegal. Many that don't deserve it. that gamble or sell their food stamps. go after them. Leave octo Mom alone.

911 days ago


Instead of making the citizens of CA pay for her and her children to live, why doesn't the doctor that impregnated her do it! He thought it was such a great idea to give a single mother IVF knowing she had no boyfriend or husband or JOB!!!

911 days ago


CA has 30% of America's welfare recipients. Illegals, Law Students, inmates, all collect welfare, food stamps too. Blame the stinking DEMOCRATS who've run this state for the last 2 decades, into the ground and who give welfare for VOTES.

911 days ago


Give the woman a break. Yes, she is dumb for having 14 kids but the help is for the kids not her. I was on state help for 6 months last year and it helped us get through a hard time. Now everything is good and I don't need the help. Without the help my 4 year old would have been in trouble. Hate the woman don't punish the kids.

911 days ago


That doctor should be paying for her kids. There also needs to be more restrictions on fertility treatments, PERIOD. There is absolutely no reason that you have to jump through hoops for adoption, but not for fertility treatments, which can lead to multiples. If you can afford treatments, you need to afford to raise them, and if you don't, too bad. There are enough people who can't afford babies, who have them the natural way, at least there can be restrictions put in place for those who have them the artificial way. Anyway, no one should use fertility treatments, or have more than 3 children, as long as children continue to need homes. We are a selfish society, and children, who are already here, already born, should not be considered throw aways, or not good enough.

911 days ago


She is also abusing the system. She had those children for the attention, not thinking for one moment about a plan B. When she wasn't as well-received as she'd planned, she wants the state to care for her children. How about the doctor that hlped her with this crazy plan? Why shouldn' he have to help support this craziness? She still makes over $150,000/yr. It's not fair. It's not fair at all.

911 days ago
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