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L.A. guaranteed income: Here’s who’s eligible for $1,000 monthly payments as part of pilot program

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Applications open Friday for a pilot guaranteed income program that will give thousands of Los Angeles residents $1,000 monthly payments for one year.

More than 3,200 applicants will be chosen at random to receive “unconditional,” recurring direct cash payments as part of the BIG:LEAP program — with no restrictions on how the money can be spent.

People can apply on bigleap.lacity.org starting 8 a.m. Friday. The 10-day application period closes on Nov. 7.

Angelenos that are randomly selected to participate will be asked to provide documentation to prove they meet these eligibility requirements:

Here are the 2021 federal poverty level income numbers, as detailed by the Department of Health and Human Service:

Once a participant’s eligibility for the guaranteed income program is confirmed, they will receive a debit card that will be reloaded with $1,000 every month, with the first disbursement expected in January 2022.

Others who will not receive monthly cash deposits will also be randomly selected to participate as a control group in the research part of the program.

Those who need help applying in-person can call 311 to get a list of community groups providing assistance.