ELIGIBLE residents have just one day to apply for a two-year direct payment of $1,000 per month.
Los Angeles, California is one of the newest areas to offer some form of basic income to its needy residents.
A new Guaranteed Income initiative called Breathe is available to apply for by eligible residents.
The aim of the program is to give participants the opportunity to “breathe with a reliable financial cushion”, hence the name.
Successful applicants will be paid $1,000 per month for two years, bringing the total payout to $24,000 per recipient.
Los Angeles implemented this program back in 2022, distributing cash to 1,000 residents monthly for three years.
This year there are 1,200 open spaces, but there are strict eligibility criteria for foster youth.
To be eligible for the expanded program, applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 23 and turn 24 before September 1st.
In addition, the following admission criteria apply:
- After his 18th birthday, he entered LA County’s DCFS youth program
- Household income in a Los Angeles neighborhood must be less than 100 percent, or 120 percent for people living in a household of two or more people
- Facing difficulties due to Covid-19
- No participation in any other guaranteed income program
If you meet the admission requirements, you can apply online.
However, the application deadline is Monday, July 3, 11:59 p.m.
Eligible participants will be selected at random and will receive the money.
MORE DIRECT PAYMENTS
If you are not eligible for this program, there may be other direct payments in your area that you can apply for.
In Pennsylvania, for example, refunds ranging from $250 to $975 are currently available under the state property tax/rent refund program.
The program aims to provide low-income elderly or disabled residents with relief on property taxes or rent payments.
Eligible residents have until December 31 to submit their application online at revenue.pa.gov. Payments are sent within four to six weeks.
Meanwhile, a nonprofit in San Diego, California, has launched a pandemic recovery fund that will provide up to $4,000 per family.
Montana will begin paying up to $2,500 worth of its one-time income tax refunds on July 3.
And check out The US Sun’s full list of states making direct payments worth up to $1,044 in July.