Update on the stimulus: 1 million + people will start receiving direct $487 payments on Wednesday.
In Minnesota, over a million front-line employees will start getting one-time payouts of $487.45 on Wednesday.
The payments are a part of the Front-line Worker Pay package, which included $500 million for the state to provide the workers as a "thank you"
for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, Front line Worker Pay became law thanks to governor Tim Walz.
In a statement on Monday, Walz stated. "Frontline employees are an integral element of our state's structure and assisted in keeping things running
smoothly during the pandemic. I'm happy to announce that the State of Minnesota will award $487.45 in recognition to these workers."
Online applications for the payments were accepted from June 8 through July 22. According to the state, approximately 1.2 million applications were reviewed.
Beginning on Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the fall, 1,025,655 front-line employees will get the state-issued payments.
According to the state, the payments would be sent via direct deposit between seven to ten working days or via prepaid debit cards within three to four weeks.