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Exact application dates for $500 monthly payments

Chicago announced one of the largest UBI programs in the country.

$500 available in UBI

Applications will open April 25.

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How long are applications open?

The Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot is a $31 million program  that will help families facing economic hardship. Around 5,000 low-income households will get $500 a month for a year. Read more about it here.

Applications will open at 9am on April 25 and close on May 13. Residents can apply at any point during that time. To learn more visit their website.

Who qualifies?

In order to apply, residents must:

  • live in the city of Chicago
  • at least 18 years old
  • have experienced economic hardship because of COVID
  • have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level

Eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery and only one person per household can apply.

The lottery is designed to prioritize people living in communities with preexisting economic hardship.

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