Cook County residents can now apply for $500 a month through guaranteed income program
The guaranteed income pilot program will send $500 to more than 3,200 Cook County residents each month for the next two years.
Participants must have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level, or make less than $69,375 for a household of four.
An estimated 36% of all Cook County residents are eligible to apply.
This is so sad.
This pilot is open to all residents of Cook County, regardless of your legal immigration status. This means that if you are not a legal resident, or your household is a mixed-status household, and you meet the eligibility criteria above, you are eligible to participate. We will not share information on legal immigration status with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
I wonder if gaining this guaranteed income is going to push any of these households off the welfare cliff, i.e. gaining $500 in cash from the county but losing $1000 worth of other support at state level. Hopefully this has been considered.
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