Deadline arrives to apply for LA’s basic guaranteed income program

Deadline arrives to apply for LA’s basic guaranteed income program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Sunday is the deadline for Angelenos to apply for the city’s guaranteed basic income pilot program, which will give $1,000 a month to 3,000 households for a year.

To be considered, applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

The nearly $40 million BIG:LEAP (Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Pilot) program is the largest of its kind in the United States.“Its name perfectly captures what we’re doing here in L.A. because we’re taking a big leap forward in our generational fight to end poverty, to break the back of our addiction to poverty here in […]

Universal Basic Income ‘a fantasy’ claims Tory as report says it would halve poverty in Wales

Universal Basic Income ‘a fantasy’ claims Tory as report says it would halve poverty in Wales

News Joel James MS on Senedd TV. Sophie Howe – The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is photographed at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in Brecknockshire, South Wales. A Welsh Conservative Senedd Member has claimed that Universal Basic Income is a “fantasy” after a report said that it would halve poverty in Wales.

The study by Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, said that UBI would decrease overall poverty rates in Wales by 50% and child poverty would decrease by 64%.

But the Welsh Conservatives said that the idea amounted to “some of the richest in society receive taxpayers hard-earned […]

The case for a Universal Basic Income Grant

The case for a Universal Basic Income Grant

The Covid pandemic has greatly exacerbated existing poverty and unemployment in South Africa. What are the best policies to alleviate it? Targeted social grants may aim to reach the poorest of the poor but there are many inefficiencies in the targeting method. A Universal Basic Income Guarantee is more costly, yet simpler to implement, will reach those in need more quickly, and is financially feasible.

The Covid Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant is set to end in March 2022, and with it, the only source of income support for more than 9 million people. The burning question is […]

I applied for LA’s basic income program – and the process was startling

I applied for LA’s basic income program – and the process was startling

Deeply personal questions about issues such as domestic violence highlight America’s ‘controlling’ of people in poverty

Sitting in a Ralphs parking lot overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway at 8am on a Friday, hot and sticky in an ageing wetsuit, I clicked on the link for Big:Leap , Los Angeles’ guaranteed income pilot and the largest program of its kind in the US.

Applications for the program had opened that morning. Participants would be chosen by lottery and the criteria for eligibility were simple: applicants had to be over the age of 18, live in the city of Los Angeles, have one […]

Basic income system promotes social justice

Basic income system promotes social justice

Lee Yoon-ki With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea’s economy not only recorded one of its worst economic contractions since the Great Recession of 2008, but also shrank for the first time in 22 years since the 1998 Asian Financial crisis. In the midst of this economic turmoil, a fundamental question lies at the heart of the discussion: how is the pandemic undermining social justice?
Social justice means that everyone has an equal opportunity to education, employment, healthcare and security. However, the outbreak has amplified health, income and education inequalities, and also exacerbated economic polarization.
To make […]

Basic income system promotes social justice

Basic income system promotes social justice

Lee Yoon-ki By Lee Yoon-ki
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea’s economy not only recorded one of its worst economic contractions since the Great Recession of 2008, but also shrank for the first time in 22 years since the 1998 Asian Financial crisis. In the midst of this economic turmoil, a fundamental question lies at the heart of the discussion: how is the pandemic undermining social justice?
Social justice means that everyone has an equal opportunity to education, employment, healthcare and security. However, the outbreak has amplified health, income and education inequalities, and also exacerbated economic polarization. […]

Meet a single mom who transformed her life through a guaranteed income program that gives her $1,800 every 3 months. It helped her get a car, a new job, and move into a better neighborhood for her…

Meet a single mom who transformed her life through a guaranteed income program that gives her $1,800 every 3 months. It helped her get a car, a new job, and move into a better neighborhood for her…

The Compton Pledge is the largest city-based guaranteed income program in the United States. jjwithers/Getty Images Christine, a woman from Compton, California, gets $1,800 every three months through a basic income program.

The guaranteed income program is the largest one in the country, and helps 800 low-income families like Christine’s.

She told Insider it helped her get a car, a job, rebuild her credit, move into a new neighborhood, and get her kids into childcare. Christine and her daughter both got COVID in January. It was bad timing.The 45-year-old native of Compton, California, told Insider that her five-year-old had […]

Universal basic income in Wales ‘would cut poverty in half’

Universal basic income in Wales ‘would cut poverty in half’

Research found nearly three-quarters of people in Wales support piloting UBI Poverty in Wales would be halved if the Welsh Government established a universal basic income (UBI) system in the country, a major study has found.

The research, carried out by leading think tank Autonomy, found UBI would decrease overall poverty rates in Wales by 50%, and child poverty would decrease by 64%, bringing it to a rate of under 10% in Wales.

It is currently at 28% – the worst in the UK.It also found nearly three-quarters of people in Wales, 69%, support piloting UBI.UBI is a government programme in […]

Welsh basic income “will cut poverty in half”

Welsh basic income “will cut poverty in half”

Major studies have found that if the Welsh government establishes a basic income (UBI) system in the country, poverty in Wales will be halved.

According to a study conducted by major think tank Autonomy, UBI will reduce overall poverty in Wales by 50%, child poverty by 64% and less than 10% in Wales.

Currently 28%, the worst in the UK.We also found that nearly three-quarters of Wales (69%) support UBI pilots.UBI is a government program where all citizens receive a fixed amount on a regular basis, regardless of employment status.This is the minimum payment designed to meet your basic needs and […]

Senedd committee to hear UBI evidence today

Senedd committee to hear UBI evidence today

A Universal Basic Income could cut poverty in Wales by half, say campaigners POVERTY in Wales would be halved if the Welsh Government established a universal basic income system, a report has claimed.

The idea of a basic payment for Welsh residents has been keenly debated this year with first minister Mark Drakeford having committed to looking at a pilot scheme shortly after the election in May.

But there is considerably debate over how a pilot would be run and there remains uncertainty over how payments could impact, or be made in conjunction with, the benefits system which is the responsibility […]