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Oct. 3, 2022:  Program has closed

The Frontline Worker Program has now closed.

More than one million (1,025,655) Frontline Worker Pay applicants were approved to receive a payment of $487.45 and payments have been distributed. Applicants chose whether to receive payment by ACH direct deposit or a prepaid debit card (ReliaCard).

Those whose applications were denied were notified by email. As noted in the Frontline Worker Pay law, denial decisions are final. Click here to view the Frontline Worker Pay denial FAQs.

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Frontline Worker Pay

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed a law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay.

Hundreds of thousands of workers stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our state safe and running, and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry wanted to profile some of these workers and recognize them for their efforts.