The National Survivor Financial Security Policy Map and Scorecard

How well does your state support survivors’ financial security?

  • Alabama
    Rank: 42nd
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Alaska
    Rank: 35th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Arizona
    Rank: 19th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Arkansas
    Rank: 39th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • California
    Rank: 1st
    financial security friendly

    This state is prioritizing survivors’ financial security in a broad range of policies and is on its way to becoming a Model State!

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  • Colorado
    Rank: 10th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • Connecticut
    Rank: 17th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Delaware
    Rank: 14th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • District of Columbia
    Rank: 3rd
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • Florida
    Rank: 26th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Georgia
    Rank: 35th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Hawaii
    Rank: 13th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • Idaho
    Rank: 46th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Illinois
    Rank: 2nd
    financial security friendly

    This state is prioritizing survivors’ financial security in a broad range of policies and is on its way to becoming a Model State!

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  • Indiana
    Rank: 42nd
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Iowa
    Rank: 47th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Kansas
    Rank: 21st
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Kentucky
    Rank: 30th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Louisiana
    Rank: 21st
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Maine
    Rank: 7th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • Maryland
    Rank: 21st
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Massachusetts
    Rank: 8th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • Michigan
    Rank: 17th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Minnesota
    Rank: 14th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Mississippi
    Rank: 47th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Missouri
    Rank: 30th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Montana
    Rank: 35th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Nebraska
    Rank: 30th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Nevada
    Rank: 6th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • New Hampshire
    Rank: 30th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • New Jersey
    Rank: 10th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • New Mexico
    Rank: 14th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • New York
    Rank: 3rd
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • North Carolina
    Rank: 19th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • North Dakota
    Rank: 39th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Ohio
    Rank: 42nd
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Oklahoma
    Rank: 50th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Oregon
    Rank: 3rd
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • Pennsylvania
    Rank: 47th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Rhode Island
    Rank: 12th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • South Carolina
    Rank: 27th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • South Dakota
    Rank: 30th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Tennessee
    Rank: 21st
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Texas
    Rank: 27th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Utah
    Rank: 39th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Vermont
    Rank: 21st
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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  • Virginia
    Rank: 51st
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Washington
    Rank: 8th
    taking steps

    This state considers survivors’ financial security in multiple policies, and is making progress towards becoming a survivor financial security friendly state

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  • West Virginia
    Rank: 42nd
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Wisconsin
    Rank: 35th
    little accountability

    This state does not prioritize survivors’ financial security or consider their unique circumstances or needs

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  • Wyoming
    Rank: 27th
    some accountability

    This state somewhat considers survivors’ financial security in a few policies, but has a lot of work to do

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Snapshot of Survivor Financial Security Policies By State

Snapshot of survivor financial security policies by state;                             Model state: 0 states; financial security friendly: 2 states;                             taking steps: 11 states; some accountability: 17 states;                             little accountability: 21 states

States to Watch

Outline of the state of Maine
Maine leads the way in protecting survivors against coerced and fraudulent debt

Maine recently passed strong legislation that prevents debt collectors from collecting on debts incurred as a result of economic abuse, providing survivors with much needed relief.

Me. Stat. tit. 10, § 1310-H
outline of the state of Washington
Washington demonstrates how to protect survivors against litigation abuse

Washington gives survivors the most comprehensive protections against litigation abuse in the nation. The State requires harm-doers to pay attorneys’ fees and costs associated with abusive litigation tactics, holding them accountable for misusing the court system to further harm and abuse survivors.

Wash. Rev. Code § 26.51.010 - 901
outline of the state of Nevada
Nevada is so close to model paid and protected leave

Nevada offers at least 10 days of protected leave for survivors to deal with the consequences of abuse that does not deplete accrued leave. If Nevada were to guarantee that the leave is paid it would be a Model policy.

N.R.S. § 608.0198

Snapshot of Survivor Financial Security Policies By Category

snapshot of survivor financial security policies by category

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