400 People in U.S. States Will Be Getting $250 Every Two Weeks. Are You One of Them?
States are helping struggling residents to meet needs through a universal basic income program in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Newark, New Jersey, 400 residents who qualify will receive $250 every two weeks over the span of two years.
The program started earlier in the year, and officials have been trying to expand it since May.
While half of the participants will be given $250 every two weeks, the second half will be given $3,000 payments twice each year.
This will amount to participants will be getting either $12,000 or $6,000.
Some eligibility requirements include being 18 years or older, having income below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, and must show they were negatively affected by the pandemic.
The application portal was closed two hours after opening after receiving over 1,200 applications, according to a report
1,200 residents were able to apply for the program in July with the help of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research.