• Upstate New York's trial with universal basic income: $500 per month to 100 people for 1 year

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Universal basic income has grown increasingly popular. To try it out 100 Ulster County residents in upstate New York will receive $500 monthly payments for one year.
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    Upstate New York launched a pilot universal basic income program for 100 Ulster County residents.
    Those residents will receive $500 monthly checks for a year and must make less than $46,900 annually.
    Other cities have implemented similar programs, and some Democrats want every American to get permanent payments.
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