Knowing that you will soon be having a baby is the greatest news a woman could get, just watching the baby crawling or trying to talk makes one happy. Babies though can be very expensive from when you give birth to them in hospital to just buying the babies essentials, it is even much more expensive if you are unemployed. Options are available to help you out.
People are helped out in paying their medical through a government program called Medicaid which is derived from the word medicine.The eligibility to get in the Medicaid overview varies in every state, but being unemployed and pregnant should give you a higher chance to be aided. When you are pregnant and unemployed then you are categorized as a needy person whereby for you to be eligible for the Medicaid program you have to a medical condition where pregnancy is considered as one, your income is low, and you have limited resources.
Being both pregnant and unemployed categorizes you as medically needy since in the category you have to have a medical condition and your income should be lower than that of the cap of Medicaid then you are eligible for the program. Ensure you can prove you pregnant, income is low and that you are a citizen when applying for the program.
Losing a job not because of your fault or the company closing down will make you eligible for unemployment benefit, but if you were fired or did quit voluntarily you will not be eligible. Loaded cards are usually given to the needy with the help of other government programs where the cards help them in buying groceries in selected stores, the money in the card varies depending on the state of living.
Other programs are specifically created to help the pregnant mothers or mothers with children under the age of five, for you to be eligible you have to prove that your income is low or the mother or child has a nutritional condition. If you are pregnant and unemployed you can file for disability benefits this depends on the state you are in, the benefits do last when you pregnant and a few months after giving birth.
Most healthcare providers helps to connect the pregnant lady with the grant and organization which will be more of assistance even after getting the help from government programs. The pregnant and unemployed are at times helped out by churches and non-profit organization where they provide food banks, free health clinics, emergency housing or even paying for their financial bills. When checking for income worthiness they do not only check yours but for your family members, and if you are living with a partner their income will also be checked.