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Octomom welfare fraud allegations: She makes how much?

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Octomom on the dole

Octomom is being investigated for welfare fraud after raking in a huge amount of money last year through her adult entertainment activities.

Octomom on the dole

Octomom is being investigated for welfare fraud after a complaint was made that she raked in too much dough last year to qualify.

Nadya Suleman pulled in approximately $200,000 last year through gigs like stripping, a $5000 meet-and-greet, girl-on-girl pillow fights and a masturbation porn video. But per California law, a family her size — remember, she has 14 mouths to feed — can only make $119,000 or less to qualify for public assistance.

"I can confirm that the authorities have been in contact with us concerning her income and we have been cooperating," an insider told E! News.

In addition to welfare, Octomom is also receiving food stamps to feed all those kids, reports TMZ.

Suleman was off welfare for a while, but went back on the dole after a 30-day stint in rehab for post-traumatic stress disorder. She told Oprah Winfrey, "I became beyond-beyond exhausted. I can't tell you how exhausted. I actually was starting to crack. And then it got worse, the panic, all these panic attacks. So I asked for help and I call it a life rehab; I went to a treatment program for 30 days."

If convicted, Suleman could face three years in jail. So who will take care of the kids then?

Perhaps Suleman could knock out another porn really fast — after all, she told Oprah, it left her feeling "empowered."

"Years after I had the babies — the octuplets — my manager and I collaborated together on doing an independent, um, self-pleasure video," she said. "I did it obviously to provide for my family. But doing it, I don't regret it. I actually, shockingly enough, it became one of the most liberating and empowering things I had ever done."

Tell us: Should Octomom get welfare, regardless of her income?

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