Single parents often struggle with half the income, and double the expenses and responsibility. Making ends meet is an ongoing challenge under the circumstances.
Many state programs provide financial assistance for these families. However, the aid does not always come with clear labels and directions for use. Find some help here.
Many state based health benefit programs fill holes in federal programs such as paid maternity leave. Too many couples find themselves in a financial bind when mom stops working to deliver her baby, and spend time bonding with her infant.
Find a variety of options to help you survive.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides needed job protection rights to qualified employees for up to twelve weeks. Unfortunately, this is unpaid leave.
Many families find it very difficult to cope with the increased expenses associated with a sick family member, combined with lost income. Private and state government programs may provide some financial assistance.