Halloween Deadline For $12,000 Guaranteed Income Check

Eligible Sonoma County residents have until Halloween, October 31, to apply for a direct payment totaling $12,000 in guaranteed income.

They will receive a payment of $500 each month for a total of two years, but they need to act quickly before time runs out.

The county collaborated with the cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Healdsburg, as well as a coalition of community groups, to establish "The Pathway to Income Equity."

Residents have until Monday, October 31 to submit their applications by going online to the PathwaySonoma.org website.

A total of 305 low-income families in Sonoma County will be helped by the pilot initiative that will run for two years.

There is no need for verification at the time of application. Instead, selected applicants will be required to provide documentation proving their eligibility.

-- Reside in Sonoma County -- Have a household income up to 185 percent above the federal poverty level, depending on family size (for example, $51,338 or less for a family of four).


-- Have suffered negative economic consequences as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, such as a loss of employment, income, child care, or housing?

According to the report, residents do not require a Social Security number or an ITIN in order to apply for benefits.

The Dallas City Council approved a transfer of at least $20 million to help support monthly payments of $250 to 325 households.

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