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Which California residents will get $800?

People who live in Palm Springs, California have been selected to participate in a direct payment program. Who are qualified to receive the benefit?

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Residents of California, particularly those living in Palm Springs, have been chosen to participate in a guaranteed income program. Under this program, eligible individuals will be able to receive a monthly payment of $800 if they apply to the new pilot program that intends to implement a universal basic income.

Guaranteed Income Program Eligibility

Those who were approved would be receiving a payment of $800 for a duration of 18 months. According to the Palm Springs City Council, a budget of half a million ($500,000) has been set aside for funding this new pilot program. The process to send the application concluded on March 25.


When will payments be sent?

The non-profit organizations Queer Works and DAP Health are responsible for championing this new program and 30 people were selected to receive the payment of $800 for the next 18 months. It is expected that the beneficiaries will start receiving payments from May 15.

People who were approved had to meet certain eligibility criteria for this new program. One of those criteria was income not to exceed $16,600 per year in Riverside County. They must also be clients of DAP Health or Queer Works and be recognized as Palm Springs residents.