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Over 176,000 Applicants for Chicago’s Guaranteed Income Program, Only 5,000 Families Selected – Check It Out!

(photo: Chicago Tribune)

Chicago’s new guaranteed income program provides $500 monthly payments to pandemic-affected residents through a lottery-based selection process offering hope amidst economic uncertainty for eligible families in need.

$500 Monthly Payments for Pandemic-Hit Residents

Chicago’s new guaranteed income program is providing $500 monthly payments to eligible residents hit hard by the pandemic. Despite over 176,000 applying, only 5,000 families received assistance showing high demand and limited availability, according to the report of The US Sun.

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(photo: UChicago News – The University of Chicago)

Lottery-Based Selection Offers Hope Amidst Economic Uncertainty

To qualify, Chicago residents must be 18 or older, have suffered financially due to COVID-19, and fall at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Line. The criteria aim to target aid to those most in need.

The program uses a lottery-style selection process, allowing only one application per household. This ensures fair distribution but leaves much to chance for hopeful recipients.

The monthly payments offer crucial support for chosen families, while many others continue to face economic uncertainty. Chicago’s program provides a beacon of hope amidst ongoing challenges.

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Furthermore, the program’s implementation marks a significant step forward in addressing the economic fallout from the pandemic in Chicago.

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