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Posted on: June 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Did you work on the frontline during the COVID peacetime emergency?

You may be eligible for Frontline Worker Payments benefits.  Applications are open June 8 - July 22 2022!  

Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay

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


Eligibility is based on both work requirements and job sector. Visit for an explanation of the requirements, the most up-to-date information and helpful resources. Also, sign up to receive alerts about Frontline Worker Pay via email.

Where to apply, timeline

The Frontline Worker Pay application will be open June 8 through July 22, 2022. Eligible workers will have 45 days to apply for Frontline Worker Pay.

Applications can be submitted at The 45-day application period will be followed by a 15-day period to allow for appeals from those whose applications were denied. After verification and processing of the applications are completed, payments are anticipated in early fall. All applications will move through the process at the same time and payments will be forwarded for processing together.

Translated information sheets can be found here:

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