Distribution of Frontline Worker payments to begin Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 5, the State of Minnesota will begin sending out checks to more than a million residents.

As reported earlier this week, more than a million Minnesotans will receive a little more than $487 as part of the Frontline Worker Pay program. The payments aren’t subject to state taxes but are still subject to federal taxes.

Legislators had set aside $500 million for frontline workers, and the amount is being distributed evenly to applicants who were approved after application and appeal periods.

Officials say every person who applied and was approved will get an e-mail by the end of the day Wednesday to notify them of their final status.

Payments will continue to be made throughout the fall.

Anyone who chose to receive the money through a direct deposit should get their funds within seven to 10 business days.

However, those who chose to receive the money by a debit card should receive that within three to four weeks.