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Stimulus Control: These States Pay People Incentive Checks and a Universal Basic Income

Many Americans have made it clear that they are still grappling with the aftermath of the pandemic. Even inflation has not decreased.

Some places offer Americans assistance in the form of additional state-issued incentive checks or universal basic income.

Universal Basic Income, or UBI, is a periodic benefit to people from the government. They can be monthly or yearly, but they usually happen at the same time.

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Stimulus checks were one-time payments made to people before the pandemic, but had no date of return.

These cities and states offer their residents financial aid in the form of UBI or state incentives

Alaska gives citizens checks through the Permanent Fund. This was founded in 1982 and gives citizens a share of the oil revenues. It is paid through the sovereign wealth fund. To receive these payments, you must be a resident of Alaska for one year. You cannot be convicted of crimes or in prison. The highest payment ever paid out was in 2008 at $2,069 per person. This year the check was $1,114 and sent to 643,000 people.

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California issues 9 million Golden State Stimulus II checks. 6.43 million have been shipped so far and there are about 2.57 million left. The checks are issued every two weeks until each eligible resident has received one. The checks sent are worth $600 for single submitters and $1,100 for those with dependents. They are sent to people who make less than $75,000 a year.

Chicago is launching a UBI program for families earning less than $35,000. They get $500 a month. 5,000 families are eligible and the money comes from the American Rescue Act. Families are randomly selected for the pilot program, so there is no way to sign up.

In Columbia, 100 low-income fathers received a $500 debit card. They get these payments for 12 months over the course of a year. The pilot program is called the Columbia Life Improvement Monetary Boost.

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Los Angeles is leading the way with the UBI program for low-income households. 3,200 families will receive $1,000 a month starting in January. Families of four must earn $26,200 or less to qualify. Applications closed on November 7.

Maine sent more than 500,000 people checks for $286 on Nov. 15. To get the check, you must have filed a Maine income tax return and be a full-time resident for the 2020 tax year. To qualify, individuals must have fewer than $75,000. If you are married, you must earn less than $150,000 together, and if you are the head of the household, you must earn less than $112,000.

In New Orleans, teens get $350 a month for the state’s financial literacy program. 125 residents between 16 and 24 receive the benefit.

Pittsburgh uses COVID relief money to give $500 to low-income residents. 200 households will receive the payment of $500 for two years. In total, the households receive 12,000 dollars.

Seattle offers their low-income residents checks up to $3,000. The deadline passed on November 15. To be eligible for the Seattle Relief Fund, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have an income of less than $40,500 for individuals, or $57,850 for a family of four. Eligible people get one check worth $1,000-$3,000, depending on household size.

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