Eligible Americans have until New Year’s Eve to apply for the new program that gives $500 one-time payments.
Final Date To Claim One-time $500 Relief Checks
$500 checks to city residents who had difficulty getting federal COVID-19 relief stimulus payments through Chicago’s Resiliency Fund 2.0 a collaboration between the city and local non-profits.
Heads of households with dependents ages 17 years old and above, domestic workers, and illegal residents are among the beneficiaries who are eligible for the payment, while applications will fall into the new year for domestic workers and undocumented residents, heads of households with adult dependents have just one more week to submit their applications.
Moreover, qualified applicants must be a resident of Chicago and earn no more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level and for a family of three, that would be less than $69,090.
The Random Lottery Selection Closes On New Year’s Eve
According to a report in CBS news, there are 2000 slots still to be filled and only one representative for each household can apply, they are chosen randomly from a lottery. To qualify and get into the lottery you must fill out an interest form on the program’s website.
Domestic workers and undocumented residents can also look for the information on their payment and an application form on the site. Additionally, the applications will end at 5 pm on New Year’s Eve for households with dependents.