Well, if the choice is to starve, then yes. The pointy is they cannot live on a low salary and they cannot have assistnce like reduced taxes or even day care on government dime. So many kids going hungry because they cannot pay food at school.
And yes, it was a choice to be poor, to get sick, to study something that does not pay well, to get in debt to pay for medical attention after an accident. Choices are not just about becoming a drug addict or coming down with PTSD after a tour of duty.