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DEED Begins Payment to Student Workers


December 11, 2020

St. Paul – Tomorrow, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will start the process of issuing payments to student workers.

DEED had been waiting for the court’s final order, and additional clarity from the court was issued this week.

“DEED will begin making payments student workers who qualify for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “We are moving as quickly as possible to issue those retroactive PUA payments and encourage any high school student whose job has been impacted by COVID-19 to apply at, immediately.”

“Youthprise is pleased DEED is moving forward with issuing PUA benefits to eligible high schools students. We will continue coordinating with DEED to ensure every eligible high school student receives the benefits of which they are entitled.” said Marcus Pope, Vice President of Youthprise.

Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.

If you have already applied, you do not need to apply again. We are reviewing your information and will determine your eligibility. If we need more information, we will reach out for that. For students who are eligible right away, we will let them know what to do next. We expect to begin authorizing payments as soon as Friday. It may take a few days for this to show up in your bank account.

To apply, please visit: The United States Department of Labor issued clarification today that applications could be accepted after December 26, however, DEED encourages everyone to apply right now.


DEED is the state's principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow us on Twitter.


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