Some groups will receive monthly payments of up to $500 this year through new universal basic income (UBI) programs being implemented in various states. These programs provide recurring payments rather than one-time stimulus checks.
To receive UBI in many programs, you must meet certain requirements such as having a low income. In 2023, some new cities will start distributing UBI to low-income residents in January.
Chelsea, Massachusetts is offering up to $400 per month to 650 families from January to March 2023, according to an article published by Newsbreak on December 13, 2022. Eligibility requirements include being a Chelsea resident earning less than 30% of the area median income and applying online before January 6. According to Chelsea city manager Tom Ambrosino on his interview with The U.S. Sun, payments are expected to be distributed in late January.
Coachella, California is providing $400 per month to 140 families for two years starting in January, as stated in an article by The US Sun published on January 3, 2023. Eligibility requirements include being a resident of Coachella, having a current government-issued photo ID, having a child under 12 living in your household in 2021, earning less than $75,000 in 2021 or having a total household income below $150,000 in 2021, and filing a tax return in 2019 or 2020 or giving the IRS information as a non-filer in 2020 or 2021.
The ARISE program in Alexandria, Virginia will provide 170 people with $500 per month for two years starting in the last week of January, based on an article published by WUSA9 on October 22, 2022. Eligibility requirements include being an Alexandria resident with earnings at or below 50% of the area median income and being at least 18 years old.