Child Support & Food Stamps
by Jane from Orlando, Florida, Orange County
My daughter's father and I live together with our 1 month old. Our household income is gone temporarily because of my unpaid maternity leave.
I am applying for temporary assistance (food stamps). Would I be required to put my daughter's father on child support in order to get these benefits?
Answer to Florida Child Custody Question
If your daughter's father is living with you and your daughter, in the same household and contributing to the household income, he should not be required to pay child support.
It is my understanding that qualifying for food stamps is easier now than in the past due to our dismal economy.
Likewise, you should be able to qualify for WIC and Medicaid if you are low income and meet their requirements.
I am concerned, that you stated that your household income is gone because of your unpaid maternity leave.
Is the father not working? And also, I feel bad that our country does so little to provide for young mothers. In other countries, mothers receive paid maternity leave, not just for a few weeks but sometimes a year or more.Notice:
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