Welfare Myths

MYTH #1
Welfare mom’s continue to have many children in order to get more money.
Currently our cases average 1.6 children per case.

MYTH #2
People who get on welfare stay on welfare forever.
North Carolina has a 2 year time limit.  The average time recipients remain on cash assistance in Wilson County is 8.29 months.

MYTH #3
People on welfare are “lazy and don’t want to work.”
In Wilson County, in order to receive cash assistance, you must complete your work activities plan each month.