Los Angeles County is preparing to accept applications for its highly anticipated guaranteed income program, called Breathe, in just two days. This groundbreaking initiative will offer selected individuals monthly payments of $1,000 for a duration of two years, providing much-needed financial stability.
How to Apply for the Breathe Program?
To apply for the program, interested individuals can conveniently submit their applications electronically through the official Breathe Program website. The application window will be open from June 20 to July 3, giving applicants ample time to complete the process. It’s important to note that only 200 individuals will be chosen from the pool of applicants, making it a competitive opportunity.
Check Your Eligibility: If you’re interested in applying for this program, here are the requirements you should be aware of:
- Age: You must be between 21 and 24 years old as of September 1.
- Foster Care: You must have been in foster care with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services after turning 18.
- Income Limit: Your household income should not exceed 100% of the area median income if you’re in a single-person household or 120% if you have two or more people in your household.
- Pandemic Impact: You must have experienced negative consequences due to the pandemic.
- Enrollment Status: You cannot be already enrolled in another guaranteed income program.
If you meet all of these criteria, consider applying to determine your eligibility for this valuable program.
The goal of Breathe is to alleviate financial burdens and provide a sense of security to Los Angeles County residents. Participants who are selected will receive their monthly payments through prepaid debit cards, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Importantly, having a bank account is not a requirement to participate, making it accessible to a wider range of individuals.
Applicants chosen to participate in the Breathe Program will be directly notified using the contact information provided during the application process. This streamlined approach ensures efficient communication and eliminates any potential confusion.
Expanding upon the success of last year’s initiative, which randomly selected 1,000 eligible applicants for guaranteed income, the Breathe Program has decided to include an additional 200 individuals, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
With the launch of the Breathe Program, Los Angeles County takes a significant step towards addressing financial insecurity and providing its residents with the opportunity to breathe easier, knowing that their financial well-being is supported.