How to be a surrogate?p

Hi, I wanted to see if anyone might be able to help me. I am currently going with a surrogacy agency to help change someone’s life by carrying their baby. The agency that I am working with states on their website that you cannot be on any kind of government assistance. Although, when I spoke to the agency, she told me that it wasn’t an issue. I am on Section 8 and calfresh. Everywhere that I read says it is not allowed. I really want to help someone by being a surrogate, but I also don’t want to be scammed either. Okay so my real question is, has anyone ever went through surrogacy while on government assistance or know someone who has? I know it will affect my benefits, which I’m not really worried about. Just really wanted some advice on the topic. Thank you in advance!!