i am sorry that you are going through this, please do your best to find out so that you an order a paternity test and recieve support. also it is critical for the child to know he or she has a father.
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When applying for financial assistance, you should be completely honest. Also, you should notify the appropriate agency if or when there is a change in your circumstances which could affect your eligibiity for financial assistance. I agree with the previous answer that you should make a serious effort to figure out who is the father so that your child can know his or her father and get assistance from his or her father.
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I agree with the other answers. You should investigate and attempt to figure out who the father is. You owe it to your child. Just be honest. If you don't know, and cant find out, then you don't know. Good luck.
Sorry, I don't agree that you "owe" anyone to find out who the father is. If you want to raise the baby alone, that is your choice. If you want to put up a poster in the bar with your picture and "who slept with me" underneath, that is your choice. If you choose to uncover the father, you may get a prince and may get a toad.
The answer to your question is that you do not have to name the father if you do not know in order to receive benefits. I would suggest speaking with a family law attorney prior to making the decision to realize how this person will affect your life and that of your child.
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