01/07/2013 01:23 pm ET

Octomom On Welfare: 'My Choice To Go Back On Assistance Is Only A Temporary One'

Nadya “Octomom” Suleman confirmed to The Huffington Post that despite her best intentions, she is back on government assistance. But she hopes to be off it again soon.

“Going through recovery was an important step for me to take,” Nadya says, referring to her decision to enter rehab. “Although it set me back financially a little bit, it was worth it.”

After going on welfare in March 2012, Nadya got off five months ago because she earned money from various appearances and her infamous masturbation video.

“My choice to go back on assistance is only a temporary one," she said. "At this time my family needs the medical, dental and food assistance because it is so expensive.”