Frontline Worker Pay is HERE in Minnesota- APPLY NOW

Minnesota Frontline Workers are Eligible for Tax-Free* Money!

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Application basics

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. 

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Who can apply?

To be eligible for Frontline Worker Pay, the applicant:

  • must have been employed at least 120 hours in Minnesota in one or more frontline sectors between March 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021
    • for the hours worked during this time period the applicant –
    • was not able to telework due to the nature of the individual's work
    • worked in close proximity to people outside of the individual's household;
    • must meet the income requirements for at least one year between Dec. 31, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2022 –
      • workers with direct COVID-19 patient care responsibilities must have had an adjusted gross income of less than $350,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly, or less than $175,000 for other filers and
      • for workers in occupations without direct COVID-19 patient care responsibilities, the adjusted gross income limit is $185,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly, or $85,000 for other filers; and
    • must not have received an unemployment insurance benefit payment for more than 20 weeks on a cumulative basis for weeks between March 15, 2020, and June 26, 2021

What is the application deadline?

The application will remain open for 45 calendar days. The anticipated application period will be open from Wednesday, June 8, through Friday, July 22, 2022. These dates are subject to change. If an application is denied, applicants have 15 days from notice of the denial to appeal the denial. All denials will be communicated by email correspondence. All applications will move through the process at the same time and payments will be forwarded for processing together.

What will I need to know when I apply?

  • Name, address and phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security or ITIN number
  • Employer
    • Name
    • Primary office or work site address
    • Business phone number for supervisor/manager, human resources department, or primary business number
    • Employer Email (optional)*
    • Job title(s)
    • Approx dates worked between 3/15/2020 and 6/30/2021
  • 2020 and/or 2021 adjusted gross income on your tax filing (individually unless filed taxes jointly)
  • Whether worker provided direct COVID patient or resident care
  • Weeks of unemployment benefits received 3/15/2020 to 6/30/2021
    • If you did not collect unemployment, the answer to the unemployment benefits question is "YES"
  • Bank name, routing number, account number, and account type (optional)

The application will use knowledge-based authentication (KBA) to prove the applicant’s identity. The KBA process will require basic information factors, such as name, address and date of birth, which will be used to compile knowledge questions. If KBA questions cannot be generated, the applicant will be asked to verify their identification by scanning an image of an eligible identifying document: passport, I.D. card, driver’s license or residence permit. The applicant will also be required to choose a form of payment in the event they are deemed eligible for Frontline Worker Pay. The applicant can choose between a direct deposit or a prepaid debit card. If the applicant prefers direct deposit, they will need to provide their bank routing number and account number.

*Taxes- the Frontline Worker Pay will not be subject to state taxes, and will not affect applicant's ability to qualify for state assistance programs. It may be taxed federally.

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