Governor Tim Walz announced on Monday 1,025,655 Minnesota frontline workers will receive $487.45 to recognize their work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. State officials will begin sending payment Wednesday, October 5th and will continue to process payment information through the fall.
The Frontline Worker Pay Bill, dedicating $500 million for equal payments to eligible applicants, was signed into law by Gov. Walz on April 29th. Online applications were accepted for 45 days, from June 8th through July 22nd, followed by time to process and verify the nearly 1.2 million submitted applications. Those who applications were denied had a right to file an appeal during the 15 day appeal period, from Aug. 16th through 31st, which was followed by an appeal processing period.
Approved applicants who chose to receive payment via ACH direct deposit will see funds deposited within seven to ten business days; those who chose to receive payment via debit card will be mailed their funds within three to four weeks.