Low Income Benefits in California: What if it Pays Better Than in Other States?
If low income benefits in California pays better than it does in other states, my suggestion would be to move to California if you need low income benefits. This will, in fact, make you even more eligible for low income benefits, especially if you live in North Carolina. Why? Because by the time you pack up the family and move them and all your meager low income belongings to California, you’ll be even more low income than you were in North Carolina. It’s expensive to move, especially when moving almost across the country. Add some kids in to the picture and you are flat broke when you get to California. The first thing they’ll want to do is go to whatever Disney place exists in California. Your spouse will want to see the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll want to jump from it. By the time you are finished all of this, you will need every low income benefit available in California!
Realistically, if low income benefits in California pays better than it does in other states, most likely it’s because California is a more expensive place to live. And when one lives in a more expensive state, one needs more money and other benefits when one is low income. In that case, it all equals out in the end. If the amount of low income benefits you receive in California is roughly five hundred dollars more than you would get if you lived in Alaska, it’s only because the low income rent in California is three hundred dollars more per unit than in Alaska, and low income groceries are two hundred dollars more than they are in Alaska. In Alaska, you can catch half your food either by fishing or going hunting for Caribou with Sarah Palin. In California, there’s only former Governor Schwarzenegger to go hunting with and he’ll want to hunt in Austria where you have no U.S. low income benefits. The point being, it costs a lot of money to live in California and if low income benefits there pay more than they do in other states, you are all even in the end.