The new $528 monthly direct payment will go to Americans for two years - see if you qualify

Thanks to a new pilot program, Americans can get $528 per month for two years.

According to a statement from the city, the Ann Arbor City Council approved the guaranteed income program.

Approximately $1.6 million was allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act, 

Which was signed into law in 2021 by President Joe Biden.

The city is partnering with the University of Michigan to launch the program.

Mayor Christopher Taylor said in a statement that guaranteed income programs are flourishing 

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across our country and proving effective in combatting generational poverty.

By partnering with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of 

these programs, and - critically - serve members of our community who are in need."

Who is eligible to participate?

Income restrictions will apply to the program, which will provide $530 per month to 100 residents.

Your income must not exceed 300 percent of the federal poverty level to be eligible.

According to Ann Arbor, you must also identify as a "low and moderate-income entrepreneur."

The city describes them as individuals engaged in low-level entrepreneurship, 

Such as gig work or informal businesses operated from home.

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