LA County launches $1,000 per month Universal Basic Income Program

Los Angeles County The basic income program in which 1,000 residents receive $1,000 a month for the next three years is now underway, officials said.

Beneficiaries of the pilot program – which the County Board of Supervisors set up to tackle poverty and income instability — were randomly selected from a pool of more than 180,000 applicants, according to Fox 11 LA.

“Given the large number of LA County residents who applied, it’s abundantly clear that a guaranteed basic income is an idea whose time has come,” supervisor Sheila Kuehl told the station. “I am confident that we will see what other pilots have already shown: that a guaranteed basic income, by giving people some financial relief, allows them to stabilize their lives and those of their families.

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A pedestrian walks along the path at Echo Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 in Los Angeles. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images/Getty Images)

“Three years from now, I am confident that this LA County program will be seen as a cornerstone that has led to expanded programs offering Economic opportunity and stability to every eligible U.S. household,” Kuehl added.

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Participants in the Los Angeles County program must be 18 years old and have a household income below $56,000 for a single person or $96,000 for a family of four, among other requirements, Fox 11 LA reports.

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Money is transferred into the program via a debit card, with recipients aged between 18 and 91, speaking languages ​​including Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, Spanish and English, officials said. officials at the station.

The program administrator will stay in touch with participants throughout the program and help them achieve their personal and financial goals, Fox 11 LA added.

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