Final 48 hours until $800 in monthly direct payments start going out to Americans

There are just two days left until $800 in monthly payments are made to Americans.

The payments are part of one of California’s multiple universal basic incomes (UBI) programs.

There are several cities in California that offer UBI programs


There are several cities in California that offer UBI programs

The program was developed in collaboration between The non-profit Coachella Valley organizations Queer Works and DAP Healthwith the hope of supplementing the incomes of those facing racism and gender inequality in Palm Springs.

The first payment will ship on May 15th and will continue over the next few months.

All participants had to agree to participate in a study, which requires the completion of regular surveys.

Each selected participant will also receive counseling and social services such as:

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  • Registration for wellness programs
  • Food inspection
  • transport support
  • Medical case management
  • Basic medical services
  • Mental Health Care
  • Case management in the field of mental health
  • Assistance in finding accommodation


Applications for the program began in March and 30 participants were randomly selected.

To be eligible for the payments program, household income must be no more than 30 percent of Riverside County’s median income — that’s less than $16,600 for one person.

In addition, applicants had to:

  • Until March 14th, be a customer of DAP Health or Quuer Works or enroll with one of them
  • Live and work at least part of the time in Palm Springs or spend most of the day in the area
  • Considered a primary residence in Palm Springs
  • Agree to participate in the study, which will require surveys and data collection

Similar programs throughout California

Several cities have introduced similar programs to help cash-strapped residents.

In El Monte, 125 households were randomly selected to participate in a UBI program offering $500 per month for a full year.

Payments are made via a debit card that is automatically topped up every month.

The program will help low-income residents who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.

Recipients must be El Monte residents, female heads of household, and have an income below the state poverty line.

Over there Sacramento80 residents are selected to receive the same payments.

United Way and the city have partnered to provide hundreds of low-income residents with $300 monthly payments for a year since June 2021.

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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