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UBI: Deadline days away for $1,000 monthly payments

There are only a few days left for the UBI program in New York State that pays artists $1,000 per month.

UBI or Universal Basic Income graphic with white font and a blue background

Those who qualify can expect the payments to last for 18 months.

The program is called the Creatives Rebuild New York initiative.

In addition to the payments, the program is also offering 300 jobs to artists who will be paid $65,000 per year.


UBI: $1,000 available to thousands, don’t miss the deadline

How to qualify for the UBI program

You must be 18 or older with a permanent residence in the state of New York.

Your income must be below the program’s self sufficiency standard, which includes the cost of housing, food, transportation, and childcare.

The following art forms are accepted

  • craft
  • dance
  • design
  • film
  • literary arts
  • media arts
  • music
  • oral traditions
  • social practice
  • theater
  • performance arts
  • traditional arts
  • visual arts
  • interdisciplinary arts

Things like culinary arts, architecture, and event planning do not count under this program.


UBI: $1,000 monthly payment applications open soon

Applying for the UBI program

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements you can apply online here.

You’ll need a SSN or ITIN.

Accuracy of your information must be proven with documentation.

You’ll be provided with what to do next if you’re selected by April 15.

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