And more than $200 million has now been reportedly allocated for various pilot programs across the country.
The full list of additional states that have already launched or plan to launch basic income programs is below.
• New Jersey
• New Mexico
• New York
• North Carolina
• Rhode Island
• South Carolina
Early results from a $1.8 million basic income trial in Denver suggest such programs can offer a safety net for people facing financial hardships.
Participants who were given $600 to $12,000 per year say they are largely using the money to cover basic needs. They also say the program is relieving stress levels and increasing the amount of hope they have for the future.