Information on frontline worker “hero pay” in Minnesota, including a payment amount, is expected soon.
According to the Minnesota Department of Labor, the agency expects “to announce the final numbers of approved or denied applications, the payment amount and payment timeline” sometime next week.
The state has allocated $500 million for the program to be divided equally among those approved. Nearly 1.2 million Minnesotans applied for frontline worker bonus payments. According to the state, 214,209 applications were denied. The state’s initial estimate was that 667,000 people were eligible for Hero Pay, meaning they would get $750 a person. However, the dollar amount won’t be known until the appeals process is finished.
Payments will be either a direct deposit or a prepaid debit card.