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$2000 Online Petitions Gain Steam, $500 Chicago Payments Approved

The total number of signatures on the fourth online petitions for stimulus checks has finally surpassed 4 million. Many Americans are waiting for a response from the White House and Congress to this development. Chicago pledged to pay $500 a month to 5,000 low-income households in addition to the stimulus funds.

Several studies have shown that incentives are an effective way to fight poverty. This is because the money is spent on basic necessities such as food, medicine and rent. It improved the well-being of those who received it by reducing anxiety and sadness. It also helped minimize unemployment by providing prompt monetary assistance.

$2000 Online Petition Profit Stream

Because the federal government has given no indication that a fourth stimulus check is coming, several Americans have started an online petition to request one.

Stephanie Bonin, a restaurant owner in Denver, started the most popular online petition, which at the time of writing has already received 2,953,018 signatures out of a total of 3 million. Bonin provides regular checks for $2,000 for the duration of the epidemic, highlighting the need for consistent and recurring contributions to help Americans in need.

Aside from Bonin’s petition, Yahoo! Financial sources claim that three other petitions have collected a total of one million signatures. This brings the total number of Americans requesting a fourth stimulus payment to 4 million. Unfortunately, neither the White House nor Congress has responded to these requests.

Read more: Deadline arrives to apply for LA’s Basic Guaranteed Income Program

Chicago Monthly Payment $500

Some government agencies, in addition to petitions on the Internet, have approved basic income experiments in their specific places. The Chicago City Council has passed one of the largest basic income plans in US history. The city will pay $500 monthly to 5,000 low-income households who are eligible for the program for a year.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Chicago lost their jobs as a result of the outbreak. About 18% of the local population fell below the poverty line set by the federal government. In addition, keep in mind that the program has eligibility requirements. These are, according to WTTW:

  • A Chicago citizen who is enrolled in City Colleges or has a dependent who is either (a) enrolled in Chicago Public Schools or (b) not yet of age to attend Chicago Public Schools.
  • The COVID-19 has had a negative impact, especially on financial difficulties.
  • They are not employed by the City of Chicago or the State of Illinois, nor are they elected politicians.
  • Must earn less than $35,000 per year and be at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

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