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Old 03-04-2010, 09:02 AM
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Hello everybody--I am researching about the states' benefits in the United States, and I have a question: Which states are the most generous with benefits like WIC, food assistance, and Medicaid?

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Probably Massachusetts. Defiantly not somewhere in the South East
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:05 AM
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From what I've heard, California.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:08 PM
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"Which state has good benefits? (food, about, assistance) "

Depends... Are you disabled or elderly? If so, I would look more towards a traditionally liberal state, which tends to favor social assistance programs. I hear Oregon just passed some legislation to 're-distribute more wealth'. Might be a good place to check.

If you are able to work, then get a job. Your employers take care of that for you.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:00 PM
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Ma, ny
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Rachael84 View Post
Ma, ny
Well, yes, among many others. They certainly aren't the only ones.

To calculate which states provide the most social assistance per person, you must find which states have the highest fiscal capacity.

What determines a state's fiscal capacity? A state's fiscal capacity is obviously decided upon which state collects the most taxes on average, per person.

Keeping that in mind, you'll find states with the highest per capita gross incomes have the highest fiscal capacities and tend to spend more per person on social assistance. (CA, NV, IL, NY, MA, NJ, NH, RI, MD, DC, CT, CO, PA)

Here's the problem...
The poor states (AR, MS, AL, LA, NM, UT, KY, WV and etc.) have a higher social assistance need, but less capacity to fund it.

Hint..Hint... God I hope the OP is in 'actual' need of assistance and isn't just looking to squat and others' dimes.

Disclaimer: Before anyone is up in arms because I labeled their state as "poor", we aren't speaking of a state's GDP. Simply their individual incomes.

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Old 03-13-2010, 09:05 PM
Location: Mn
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Theirs always jokes about Minnesota being the easiest state for that but social services has been getting cut so drastically. My kids are both disabled and on social security but no food stamps. I wont get involved in that racket. Medicaid for kids is pretty easy to get if you have low income otherwise no luck. Hope that helps.
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