Nadya Suleman, mother of the octuplets born last month and six other children, gets $490 a month in food stamps according to her publicist, Michael Furtney.
Suleman denied being on welfare during an interview with Ann Curry on the TODAY show. In response to questions about this statement, Furtney said that Suleman didn't consider the food stamps and SSI to be welfare - because these programs are designed to help people in need.
She also denied the statement that she had the octuplets because she hoped to make money off her story, reiterating that she just wanted a big family.
NBC chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman estimated the cost of delivering the infants and caring for them until they are able to safely leave the hospital to be between $1.5 million to $3 million.