Frontline pay application period opens Wednesday |

Frontline pay application period opens Wednesday

Frontline pay application period opens Wednesday. Frontline pay application period opens Wednesday. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: June 07, 2022 05:20 PM
Created: June 07, 2022 05:12 PM

Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency can start applying for bonus pay on Wednesday.

Minnesota lawmakers approved $500 million for the frontline bonus checks. Around 667,000 Minnesotans are expected to be eligible for the payments. However, to get the bonus, eligible frontline workers have to apply between June 8 and July 22.

Workers from sectors ranging from health care to food service, public transit and manufacturing services are eligible for the checks, as long as they worked at least 120 hours between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021, couldn't work remotely, worked close to others, didn't get any unemployment insurance benefits for more than 20 weeks during the peacetime emergency and doesn't exceed the income cap.

After applications are processed, workers can appeal a denial within 15 days. Then, the final list of eligible applicants will get an equal payment. Lawmakers said the checks are expected to be around $750 but can't exceed $1,500.

For more details about who is eligible for the checks, click here

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