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Oct. 3, 2022:  Program has closed

The Frontline Worker Program has now closed.

The 1,025,655 million approved Frontline Worker Pay applicants will receive an email by the end of the day Oct. 5, 2022, indicating that they will receive $487.45 either through ACH direct deposit in seven to 10 business days or a prepaid ReliaCard debit card within three to four weeks.

Those whose applications were denied will be notified by email beginning Oct. 5, 2022. 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.