Universal Basic Income Pilot is being extended till September.
After payments ended in early spring, Ulster lawmakers reportedly found through anecdotes that monthly payments made a real difference to many recipients.
“What we are hearing is that they are actually using the proceeds to pay for the essentials,” told deputy county executive Johanna Contreras. Daily Freeman,
“We had someone tell us that income changed their lives and they were a completely different person,” she said.
With this in mind, the county agreed to extend the program through the end of September.
Payment will go to the same 100 households that participated in the first year of the pilot.
Those families were originally selected from among thousands of applicants within the county by the University of Pennsylvania, the sponsor of the pilot.
However, families will not receive $500 again, and the payment amount will decrease each month until the program ends.
Participants should expect to pay $400 in July, $350 in August, and a final $300 payment in September.
Other UBI programs across the country
The country of Ulster is not the only locale in the country working on the UBI scheme.
In fact, there are various cities and states across the country. offer Basic income payment to select residents.
To qualify, you must have faced financial hardship during the pandemic, with annual income being 50% of the average in the sector.
These will go to caregivers with an annual income sitting at 80% of the area’s average.
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