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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:23 PM

Pregnant and will not be receiving maternity pay.

Are there any programs in TX that help new mothers who are not receiving any type of maternity leave/pay? I will not qualify for food assistance since my husbands pay is too high. However, unless he takes a second job I'm afraid we could lose our house.

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Reply Pregnant and will not be receiving maternity pay. (Original post)
ceile Jan 2013 OP
Lithos Jan 2013 #1
Recursion Jan 2013 #2
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #3
DhhD Jan 2013 #7
Voice for Peace Jan 2013 #4
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #5
Ilsa Jan 2013 #6


Response to ceile (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:30 PM

2. Do you qualify for WIC?

That could be a start. It's sometimes easier to get on than SNAP, and doesn't require you to empty your bank account first:

http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/2037

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Response to ceile (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

3. Found this for you....

http://www.blr.com/Compensation/Discrimination/Maternity-and-Pregnancy-in-Texas

Texas Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Pregnancy Leave

Texas does not have a state law that specifically requires employers to offer pregnancy leave. However, employers covered by the Texas Employment Discrimination Act must provide the same leave benefits to women affected by pregnancy or childbirth or related conditions that are provided to other employees with temporary disabilities. This means that employers can provide leave for employees with temporary disabilities, including pregnancy disability, with or without pay, or not provide it at all, as long as all employees are treated the same in their requests for temporary disability leave.

Family and Medical Leave

Some states have family and medical leave laws that require private employers to provide unpaid leave for an employee's own illness, including pregnancy, or to care for a newborn. Texas does not have such a law. However, if an employer does offer employees leave to care for a newborn, the state employment discrimination law would most likely be interpreted to require that the leave be offered to both male and female employees. In addition, employers with 50 or more employees may have leave obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). There is additional information on the FMLA.

A state employee who has a total of at least 12 months of state service and who has worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the beginning of leave is entitled to leave under the federal FMLA. The employee must first use all available and applicable paid vacation and sick leave, except that an employee who is receiving temporary disability benefits or workers' compensation benefits is not required to first use applicable paid ...

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:25 PM

7. Girls in public schools are deemed handicapped and are covered by laws for persons with disabilities.

Apparently this applies to all women who are temporarily disabled due to this condition.

Call 211 for help with county assistance. They can answer your questions and know about other forms of assistance.

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Response to ceile (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:38 PM

4. congratulations!

I don't have answers, but endured several years of
being very poor in order to stay with my babes the
first few years.. it has paid off. Best of luck to you
all.

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Response to ceile (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:56 PM

5. Gee, other then move out of that state or make sure you get the word out to all your

 

friends and family what that good ole boy governor is doing to people like you. Try to get many to vote for dems. I would go over to your local church because that is where that good ole governor thinks who is suppose to help people out.

Surely there must be a place you can go and get help. Women really need that help. I pray you find some help. All aside have you by any chance gone to catholic charities. They ususally are pretty good for helping people. At least they can leed to the right place to go to.

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Response to ceile (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:54 PM

6. And they like to make out that they are all about supporting families.

I don't have anything to offer, I'm afraid. I wish you the best, though.

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