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Back on Welfare

1/6/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0104-nadya-suleman-octomom-tmzIt's only been five months since Octomom got off welfare, but TMZ has learned the honeymoon's over for your tax dollars -- because she's back on government assistance.

Sources close to Octo tell TMZ, Nadya Suleman signed up for welfare again this week after her October rehab bills devoured most of her savings.

We're told the mother of 14 will be getting $1,800 a month for food, $1,000 for emergency cash, as well as Medi-Cal benefits to help with mental heath and dental issues.

According to sources, Octomom only plans to use the welfare money while she gets back on her feet -- or on her back.

TMZ broke the story ... Octo went on welfare last March, but was able to get off guv assistance in July ... the result of a pile of cash she scored from stripping and masturbation porn.


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Wow! Her manager is doing a great job isnt she?

622 days ago


$1000 "emergency money" a month? Really? ummm the emergencies will be weekly manicures, daily trips to Starbucks and the local gym membership...oh yeah and the occasional "shopping spree"...

622 days ago

Tom Cruise    

**** you Octohag. Think before you pop out a ****ing litter and get a job.

622 days ago


Here is Octo's prayer: Psalm 666. To be sung in all schools K-12 every morning of their new 7 day school week:

The State is my shepherd,

I shall not want.

It makes me lie down in federally owned pastures.

It leads me beside quiet waters in banned fishing areas.

It restores my soul through its control.

It guides me in the path of dependency for its namesake.

Even though our nation plunges into the valley of the shadow of debt,

I will fear no evil,

For Barack will be with me.

The Affordable Care Act and food stamps,

They comfort me.

You prepare a table of Michelle Obama approved foods before me in the presence of my Conservative and Libertarian enemies.

You anoint my head with hemp oil;

My government regulated 16-ounce cup overflows.

Surely mediocrity and an entitlement mentality will follow me

All the days of my life,

And I will dwell in a low-rent HUD home forever and ever.


622 days ago


I love how it's "newsworthy" that someone with 8 kids is on welfare. Is it because she's white-ish? At least she HAS her kids and CPS doesn't like these other drug addict, lazy whores.

622 days ago


And at least she has some work history in this Country and has actually paid taxes, unlike these birthright citizenship, immigrant folks who drop their loads on US soil and then sit back and wait for the guv'mint check

622 days ago


GREAT!!! How come the doctor that implanted her with all those babies doesnt have to pay?!?

622 days ago


Octomom used science as a way to have 8 babies at once, knowing she had no way to support them or her brood of other children she had before them.

Anyone who has seen Nadia in an interview can tell she is either not mentally stable, or on drugs (or both). This is a woman who bragged about not doing a reality show because she had high morals. I guess she thinks doing porn and going on welfare makes her a much better role model for those poor children. I feel bad for the US tax payers.

622 days ago

Jamey Hunter    

Someone made a very wise comment here that begs to be made again. For all of you who feel sorry for this woman and her children why not offer to take her and her children in or offer to pay some of her bills every month so she can quit being the tax payer's burden?

622 days ago

BB not bb    

I sure hope she just stays on welfare and doesn't turn to porn to get off it and get the critics to shut up. It is better for her kids even if she just gets welfare. Porn is not good for your mental and emotional health.

I think welfare is meant for people just like her, who find themselves in bad situations against their control, and who need a hand to survive. Maybe she needs a talent agent or a life coach to direct her in a way to make money without demeaning herself.

Maybe she could write a book on her life or make guest appearances here and there. Even if she can't work much, I would rather see her family supported by welfare than porn.

622 days ago


What makes me mad is that I was responsible. 40, 3 lovers, no kids!

Because I'm single with no kids....I missed out a college education; I don't qualify for any rent or utility assistance....

But give a single person under 23 a kid and she is so promiscious that she can't name the Baby Daddy- here's your college, here's your apartment, here's money for your kid, here's enough money so you can drink, smoke, and f*** all you want to....

622 days ago


Sad to know the babies will grown up thinking that its fine to be on welfare.. most likely will be on it them selfs. There are people out there that really need it and get turned down. But this joke of a mom abuses it..

622 days ago


1.TMZ: It's not an exclusive when no other news media wants to touch it with a stick. This is way past done, done,done. Nobody cares, no matter how many retreads on slow news days.

2.How exactly can you get back on welfare when you've never ever been off it for at least 15 years?

3. Guess this is really an announcement that Suleman's genius pimpager is cutting her loose.

4. The amount of money can't cover $2500 in rent, soooo April should be interesting. Especially since her landlords are well-prepared for whatever tactics she formerly tried.

5.Sources? Looks like the Suleman family management is going old school and shaking that tin cup yet again. I wonder how much TMZ paid sources/ED/BackdoorGina to re-cycle the same old, same old.

6.Why doesn't TMZ ever mention that Suleman's manager BackdoorGina has a kid working right there at TMZ? What has she got on Harvey to have him keep this dull boring tedious spin cycle no one cares about going?

7 The good news is that amount simply isn't enough money for her to keep milking her kids for her upkeep. So soon she'll figure out that she can make more by cutting the 8 loose to the woman who wants them, institutionalize a few of the others and dump the rest on her indentured parents just like before.
And then spend the rest of her life, doing the frequent flyer thing she loves most, showing up in the media for the next 20 years sobbing for pay the I had to do it for my kids martyred mom thing, then ordering room service. And using that money to keep getting chopshopped and tweaked. Which is what she has always done with all her money. It is what money is for, by her definition.
My favorite was always the $17,000 wall sized 72 inch TV the NY Times wrote about. Because when you have 14 kids and only tin-cup welfare and are about to lose your home, what you really need is a $17,000 wall sized TV .
Think about how much having had her declared incompetent and under a financial conservatorship would have saved the state of California --if only one single social worker had been doing his job six or seven years ago.

622 days ago


she has money for drugs, trainers and plastic surgery but not to feed her kids. she's been on welfare at least since she had the first kid. She has never purchased health insurance or been employed, so all her medical costs and of the 14 kids are paid by the taxpayers.

Harvey, why isn't the dad (sperm donor) made to pay child support? This was not anonymous, she has said he is aware he is the father. Didn't a sperm donor have to pay support recently?

Please stop giving her more publicity.

622 days ago


Nice sweater puppies!

622 days ago
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