A $500 per month UBI would more than compensate for the loss of SNAP and/or EITC benefits.

A UBI of $500 per person per month—$2,000 per month for a four-member household—would more than compensate for the loss of SNAP benefits (up to $192 per month for a single person and up to $640 per month for a four-person household) and/or the EITC (the equivalent of up to $44.08 per month for a single person and up to $485.67 per month for a two adult, two-child household). Throwing the refundable child credit (the equivalent of $233.33 per month for a two-child household) into the mix does not change this calculus. Even those who also qualify for WIC (average monthly benefit of roughly $41 per person) on top of SNAP and the EITC will almost always prefer the UBI.

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