Cook County announces plans for the nation’s largest guaranteed basic income pilot

Cook County announces plans for the nation’s largest guaranteed basic income pilot

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Cook County officials on Tuesday announced the county’s plans for a new $42 million guaranteed income program, the nation’s largest publicly funded cash pilot.

The Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot will provide $500 monthly payments to 3,250 county residents for 24 months. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty line. Applicants cannot be participants in other guaranteed income programs, including the Chicago Resilient […]

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