Grossell Urges Employees to Apply for Frontline Worker Bonus Pay


St. Paul, MN — Applications for Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay bonuses opened on June 8th. Rep. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, wants residents who worked as a frontline worker to apply. Those eligible have until July 22 to apply.

“Our Frontline Workers gave so much of their time and energy throughout the pandemic. I am glad we can thank them,” Grossell said.

Information on how to apply is available at

Eligible workers include health care workers, first responders, public transit workers, childcare workers and many others. Those that are eligible can receive up to $1,500 based on how many people apply.

To qualify, employees:

• 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 –

o was not able to telework due to the nature of the individual's work and

o 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.

• 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.


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