|Written by Nonar21|
Yes, I am a single mom on welfare, but I am not planning on being on welfare for long. I have been a single mom for almost 13 months now, and I truly hate being on welfare. I feel that I should be able to take care of my son without the state. There is also the downpoint that the state know everything about you when you do receive welfare.
I know that there are single moms and dads that do there best to stay in the welfare system, but I could not see it. I have paid taxes since I was 15 years old. I work full time now, and I still do not make enough. The difference is that I have a plan to get off of welfare, and I think more single moms should do the same.
The first step to get off of welfare as a single mom is to put a tight budget together and determine what you can do to reduce your expenses. There is always things you can life without to take better care of your kids financially; drinking, going out, reducing driving, opting for items that are not name brand, etc. We do not have to have all of these things. This is a temporary sacrifice to achieve your goal.
Next check on getting your education so that you can earn more and get off of welfare. There are numerous grants for single moms. I will start school full time in August, and do not have to pay anything.There is also childcare programs at most schools, so do not use that as an excuse not to go back to school.
Now make a financial plan for you and your childrens future. This means looking at all of your finances, see what you can do to make more money, save more money, and prepare for your future without welfare. This takes time, and tweaking, but if you are truly wanting to support your family you will find a way to do it.
Always stay focused and ask the social services for help to achieve your goal. They are truly willing to help single moms get off of welfare.I do not think welfare is something that anyone should be able to stay on for life. We all have bad times in life, but we need to determine what can be done to improve our situation.