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Chicago to provide financial assistance to workers and undocumented immigrants

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The territory of Chicago in the United States is preparing a new monetary support of $500.00 USD for immigrants and domestic employees. The mayor of the so-called Windy City, Lori Lightfoot, informed that the aid constitutes a second part of the Chicago Resiliency Fund plan.

It is expected that 7,000 women who work in the domestic area and 10,000 undocumented immigrants will be able to collect the contribution. These funds will be directed to people who did not benefit from the government's stimulus check at the time of the Coronavirus.

The mayor publicly acknowledged the efforts made daily by the workers to carry on with their daily lives in their homes. Ms. Lightfoot pledged to make use of the budget to benefit the neediest citizens.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for financial assistance payments, residents must be 18 years of age or older and reside in Chicago. Another requirement is that the family's wages cannot exceed 300% of the poverty limit imposed by federal authorities.

This is estimated at $69,090.00 USD per year for a household with up to three members. Interested parties must formalize their application upon registration and show evidence with legal documents.

To be recognized as a domestic employee, the applicant must have been working in a household for the entire 2022. Within the domestic duties, childcare can also be included.

The organizers state that priority will be given to people who were in the country in 2020 and 2021. They also added that two people have the opportunity to apply for the money even if they live in the same house.

For more information about the program, please visit Chicago's website, which is available in several languages such as English and Spanish. Applicants will receive a response to their request within one month of completing their application. The dollars will arrive in the form of bank deposits or magnetic cards.

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