- US cities and states to offer universal basic income (UBI) payments of up to $12,000.
- Some states are still giving UBI payments to their residents.
- Find out who will continue to receive financial aid from state governments.
Stimulus checks have given Americans an idea of what basic income payments (UBI), would be like. However, in some cities and states, the additional aid does not seem like it will run out any time soon.
UBI is a set of recurring payments that people receive from the government, this money can be sent to eligible residents on a monthly basis, several times a year or even annually, the newspaper The Sun reported.
Which state are still sending out UBI payments?
While the Biden administration’s priorities have changed in recent months and it is unlikely that another economic stimulus package will be approved at the federal level in the near future, some states are still giving UBI payments to their residents.
But which states are doing this? Let’s start with Alaska. For some time now, the northeastern US state has been sending money to its residents thanks to the Alaska Permanent Fund dating back to 1982. This money is provides residents of the state a share of Alaska’s oil revenue.
What does it take to qualify for this aid?
To qualify for help from the Alaska Permanent Fund, it is necessary to be a resident of the state for at least one year, however, a person who has been convicted of a state felony or who has been in prison will not be eligible for this grant.
Eligible residents will receive a total of $1,114 per person. This year, a total of 643,000 Alaskans will receive the money from the State Aid Fund.
In one US city they will send up to $12,000
In the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the local government indicated that they plan to use part of their funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to provide support to more than 200 low-income households that have had to deal with serious economic consequences after the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to reports, eligible households will receive a check for $500 per month for two years. According to the mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, the city will begin to make payments at the end of 2021. If the families that apply receive full aid for 24 months they will receive a total of $12,000.
Vermont sends more payments
In Vermont, a frontline worker grant program was approved. This group of beneficiaries was chosen to receive more stimulus money for their dedication during high-risk periods of the pandemic.
The payment program has already sent two rounds of advance payments in lump sums of $1,200 or $2,000 to healthcare workers, grocery store employees and retail workers.
Low Income Help
In Maryland, legislation was passed to send stimulus money to both individuals and families as long as these individuals have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit on their tax returns.
The payment is aimed at low and moderate income people. “A married couple with two children only qualify if their income is less than approximately $53,000,” according to the state of Maryland. Residents will receive a check for $300, while couples filing a joint return will receive $500.
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