Welfare Myths

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

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.

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.