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UBI Payments: How many states are currently sending checks?

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UBI Payments Joe Biden
UBI Payments Joe Biden
Khushbu Kumari

While another stimulus package is unlikely to pass at the federal level, some states still provide UBI payments , or guaranteed income, to their citizens.

The idea of stimulus checks has given Americans an idea of Universal Basic Income ( UBI ), which was developed by businessman Andrew Yang , who left the Democratic Party, and which focused his 2020 presidential campaign. Later, during his run for mayor of New York City , he floated the idea of ​​giving half a million dollars to low-income residents with payments of $2,000 per year.

Yang won neither the presidency nor the mayorship in New York, but many cities are also giving guaranteed income .

The concept is the same: recurring monthly payments for a set period of time for eligible people. No strings attached.

Funding for the guaranteed income can come from the government or from private sources.

During the pandemic, aid was extended

During the height of the pandemic, various Covid-19 relief packages were passed, including stimulus checks for Americans at the federal level.

However, those were not implemented to be repeated.

Instead, they served the purpose of helping needy citizens stimulate the economy by giving them more money to spend during a financial downturn.

While another stimulus package is unlikely to pass at the federal level, some states still provide UBI , or guaranteed income, to their citizens.

The cities that deliver UBI are the following:

  1. Alaska, Alaska
  2. Alexandria, Virginia
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
  5. Birmingham, Alabama
  6. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  7. Chelsea, Massachusetts
  8. Chicago, Illinois
  9. Columbia, South Carolina
  10. Compton, California
  11. Cook County, Illinois
  12. Durham, North Carolina
  13. Gainsville, Floria
  14. Healdsburg, California
  15. Hudson, New York
  16. Jackson, Mississippi
  17. Long Beach, California
  18. Los Angeles California
  19. Louisville, Kentucky
  20. Lynn, Massachusetts
  21. Marin County, California
  22. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  23. Mountain View, California
  24. Newark, NJ
  25. New Orleans, Louisiana
  26. New York City, New York
  27. Oakland, California
  28. Paterson, NJ
  29. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  30. Providence, Rhode Island
  31. Richmond, Virginia
  32. Rochester, New York
  33. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  34. Shreveport, Louisiana
  35. South San Francisco, California
  36. Tacoma, Washington
  37. Washington, D.C.
  38. West Hollywood, California

Children can also benefit

In addition, there are families with children under 13 years of age who receive the amount of 8 thousand dollars a year. For transportation payments, babysitters, before and after school programs, as well as camps and childcare.

Previously, families received $6,000 for two or more children, but thanks to the US Bailout Act provision , signed into law by President Joe Biden , the credits were expanded.


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