One city in California recently approved a UBI pilot program that works similarly to stimulus payments, paying $500 per month.
Instead of paying residents a stimulus check once, qualifying residents will see payments once per month for 12 months.
The program will cost around $1 million dollars and be funded with COVID-19 relief funds.
Mountain View UBI Stimulus payments explained
The 166 people who qualify would see a total of $6,000 over the course of one year.
If there is additional funding, the program could last two years instead of just one.
Eligibility for the payments
In order to be eligible, you must meet specific criteria.
You need to be a Mountain View resident during the entire program when you’re receiving payments.
A child under the age of 18 must be dependent on you to see the stimulus UBI payment.
Your income must be 30% of the AMI for the Mountain View area.
Immigration status does not matter and you may apply regardless.
Applications aren’t yet being accepted, but you may sign up to join an interest list here to be notified of any updates.