In an interview with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show Thursday, Suleman acknowledged that she is accepting food stamps as a temporary measure to make ends meet.
She said she has business ventures in the works to make money, including an online "Octomom TV" project and the release of a horror movie she starred in, "Millenium."
"I'm working as hard as I possibly can to support them," she said.
When asked about concerns that her financial situation may force social services to break up her family, Suleman said, "That will never happen. I can guarantee you of that."
Suleman is also facing foreclosure on her La Habra home.
The single mother gave birth to octuplets -- six boys and two girls -- on Jan. 26, 2009.
They have become the world's longest-surviving octuplets.
She also has six older children -- all the result of in-vitro fertilization.
Her Beverly Hills fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava, was stripped of his medical license last year by the state medical board, which ruled that he had violated professional standards by implanting Suleman with 12 embryos she had kept in storage.