UBI: $500 monthly payments for two years

In Illinois, about 3,000 families will get direct payments for two years.

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The Cook County president announced the launch of the $42 million program.


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Who qualifies?

This universal basic income program (UBI) is one of the largest in the country. This program will grant qualifying people $500 every month for two years. Find additional details here.

In order to qualify, you must be a resident of Cook County. There are other requirements too:

  • at least 18
  • not enrolled in another UBI program
  • household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level

A definitive application window has yet to be released. However, applications are set up to start this fall. You can sign up to receive updates including information on how to apply. Eligible applicants will the be selected from a random lottery


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