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UBI: $500 monthly payment program closing applications in one week

Thousands of families have the chance at $500 monthly UBI payments in the city of Chicago that will last for one year.

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5,000 families will be chosen, but they only have until May 13 to apply for the payments.

The program is called the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot and has $31 million to help families with financial strain.

The applications will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

They opened on April 25, 2022.


Qualifying for the Chicago UBI program

Residents need to meet certain requirements to qualify for the program.

First, they must be a resident living in the city of Chicago.

Next, they need to be 18 or older in age.


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Third, they need to show they have experienced financial issues caused by the pandemic.

Finally, their household income must be at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.

For three people that is $57,575.


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The applicants who qualify will be chosen using a lottery system.

One person per household may apply.

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