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10 states and cities that will offer stimulus checks or universal basic income this month

A lot of Americans can expect a stimulus check from their local or state government before the holiday hits.

The payments are either one time stimulus payments, or recurring payments in the form of universal basic income.

This money will be beneficial for Americans still struggling from the financial burden the pandemic has caused.

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The following states and cities are offering eligible residents stimulus cash or UBI

California is currently in the middle of sending out their Golden State Stimulus II checks.

The last round that went out this weeks was comprised of 794,000 paper checks totaling $568 million dollars.

The checks started going out Monday and will continue through the end of the year.

Florida is sending school teachers and first responders a one time stimulus payment of $1,000.

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In all 175,000 teachers and 3,600 principals will benefit.

Maine is sending $285 stimulus payments to over 500,000 residents.

Maryland is giving out $300 and $500 checks to residents as part of the RELIEF Act.

422,531 residents were eligible.

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While 98% of checks have gone out, 7,811 were returned.

Seattle is giving funding to low income residents worth up to $3,000 out of the Seattle Relief Fund.

The deadline passed Nov. 15 but the funding still needs to go out.

Columbia, South Carolina is starting a UBI program to help low income fathers.

For 12 months 100 fathers will be given $500 onto a preloaded debit card.

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Chicago has started a UBI income for low income residents.

Families chosen at random must make under $35,000 and will be given $500 per month.

New Orleans is giving young adults and teens $350 per month to help teach them financial literacy starting in Dec. and will continue to for 10 more months.

Pittsburgh will be giving 200 households with low income $500 per month for two years.

Finally, Santa Ana has set aside $6 million to hand out $300 loaded debit cards to some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city.



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