More than 3,000 beneficiaries of Cook County’s program for guaranteed income pilot started receiving their first payment on December 15.
The recipients were selected by lottery.
Toni Preckwinkle, the President of the Cook County Board, claims that this pilot program, which was being funded $42 million and will serve 3,250 participants, is the largest guaranteed income program in the nation.
One of the participants, Jasper Cannon, who had just finished enrolling, said that this program really helps them, especially when it comes to buying his family’s basic needs and necessities based on the article posted by WTTW News on November 19, 2022.
The organization Give Directly, which manages comparable anti-poverty programs globally, is in charge of running the program. According to American administrator Sarah Moran’s observations, the funding method is straightforward and efficient.
Other beneficiaries also testify their own opinion about the program. They said that this $12,000-in-two-years payment is a relief on their side. Since it is a direct cash program, it gives them freedom keep track of you know that expense unlike to other benefited programs such as SNAP.
The program has a good result so far in the lives of more than 3,000 guaranteed income pilots in the country.