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Source: Kaiser Family Foundation ( Per Capita figures are calculated using 2017 Census estimates.

Note: Includes expenditures for cash assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, and other cash assistance (ie., state supplements to the Supplemental Security Income Program, general or emergency assistance). States were asked to exclude administrative costs from reported expenditures.


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