One million Minnesota frontline workers to receive $487 bonus payments starting this week

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Gov. Tim Walz announced specifics in Minnesota's Frontline Worker Pay program
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz speaks during a press conference on April 19, 2021 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo credit (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

More than one million Minnesotans will receive a little less than $500 apiece through the state's Frontline Worker Pay program, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.

1,025,655 Minnesota frontline workers will receive $487.45 each, with payments starting to process Wednesday, according to a press release. The release states that anyone who opted for direct deposit will begin to receive those within seven to ten days, and anyone who opted for front-loaded debit cards will receive those within three to four weeks.

“I’m grateful for the work Minnesotans did to help people across our state stay healthy and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Walz in the press release. “Frontline workers are an important part of the fabric of our state and helped us continue functioning during the pandemic. Now, I’m proud to say these workers will receive $487.45 in recognition from the State of Minnesota.”

Also according to the release: Online applications were accepted for 45 days, from June 8 through July 22, followed by time to process and verify the nearly 1.2 million submitted applications. Those whose applications were denied had a right to file an appeal during a 15-day appeal period, from Aug. 16 through 31, which was followed by an appeal processing period.

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