I’ve Received a Letter, What Are the Next Steps?  

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Please call (209) 203-0201

I received a letter. Does this mean I will get the $500/month?

Receiving a letter does not mean that you will get the $500/month for certain. It does, however, mean that you are one step closer to potentially being selected. In order to be eligible to receive the income, you must complete the consent form by January 4, 2019. After the consent forms have been completed, the SEED team will determine which households receive the income through another random selection process. Recipients of the income will be notified by phone call in mid-January.

What are my chances of being selected?

We sent out 1,200 letters and will be selecting at least 100 households to receive the income. This means that you have approximately an 1 in 10 chance of being selected, but only if you complete and submit the online survey by January 4, 2019.

How do I know the letter I received isn’t a scam?

Letters mailed by SEED will direct recipients to complete a form on our website and will include a unique identification number.

When will I know if I have been selected to receive the income?

If you have been selected to receive the income, you will receive a phone call from the SEED team in mid-January. You will be asked to meet with a member of our team for a program orientation. The first disbursements will begin on February 15, 2019.

Who will know I received a letter?

Only members of the SEED and the research team know which households have received a letter. Recipient information will not be publicly disclosed.

Will the additional income affect my benefits?

Where possible, the SEED team will pursue waivers to ensure that the additional income does not impact your eligibility for other benefits. However, some benefits might still be affected. For example, your healthcare coverage may be impacted by the additional income. From the first instance at which you are invited to participate in SEED, our team will explain how the extra $500 per month might impact your other benefits like health insurance or food stamps. We will also offer benefits eligibility counselors that can provide you with individualized advice.

Who in the household needs to submit the consent form?

Only one person per household can submit the consent form. The person must be over the age of 18, a resident of Stockton, and will be the direct recipient of the income. It is up to the members in your household to decide who will submit the consent form.

What am I consenting to by filling out the form online?

By filling out the online survey, you are saying you want to participate in the SEED program. If you fill out the consent form, you agree to participate in our research and evaluation process.

I have additional questions. Who do I contact?

For additional questions, please contact info@stocktondemonstration.org or call (209) 203-0201.