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Direct payments of $850 in universal basic income available to women – find out if you’re eligible

HUNDREDS have just a few days left to apply for $850 guaranteed income payments.

The universal basic income (UBI) initiative has been kicked off in Georgia.

More than 650 women are set to benefit

The In Her Hands program is being run in collaboration with nonprofit organizations GiveDirectly and the Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund.

The program will give more than 650 women in the state an $850 stipend every month for two years.

Who qualifies?

To be eligible for the program, there are a few requirements you must meet.

Firstly, you must live in Old Fourth Ward, or parts of Sweet Auburn, according to the details of the program.



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The rest of the eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a woman that’s at least 18 years old
  • Suffered negative impact from Covid-19, which includes health problems or loss of employment
  • Income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level

The earnings threshold is $27,180 per year for individuals and $55,500 for a family of four.

Those eligible can apply online and have until Sunday, May 15 to do so - meaning there are just a few days left.

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You’ll need to provide information about your income, household, and contact information.

Once submitted, you will get a status update of your application through email and text message within four weeks.

Participants will be selected randomly.

Additionally, there will be two other phases of the program.

Applications for the next one open in June, which will be for those who reside in Clay, Terrell, and Randolph counties.

Meanwhile, the other one is at an unspecified location and is set to open in July.

Other UBI programs

The opening of the application comes as various UBI programs have launched in states and cities across the country.

For example, a separate publicly funded program launched in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this year.

It aims to help 300 low-income residents by giving them $500 per month for a year.

Applications for the program closed on February 2.

Also, other UBI applications have recently opened as well.

This includes one in BaltimoreMaryland, which will send $1,000 per month to 200 low-income residents for two years.

The deadline to apply was Monday, May 9.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, Illinois 5,000 residents can still apply for $500 monthly payments for a year.

But applications close on Friday, May 13, so there are only a couple of days left to apply.

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