As a birth mother, am I eligible to have my living expenses paid?

Yes, under Florida law, birth mothers not only can have their reasonable living expenses paid, but also their reasonable and necessary medical expenses, all of which may be paid during the pregnancy and for a period of up to six (6) weeks post-partum; however, Florida law only allows payment for living expenses for that birth mother who herself is unable to pay due to unemployment, under-employment, or a medically diagnosed disability.  Moreover, Florida law sets forth that reasonable living expenses encompass:  rent; utilities; basic telephone service; food; toiletries; necessary clothing; transportation; insurance; and expenses found by the court to be necessary for the health and well-being of the birth mother and the unborn child.