Emails denying non-eligible Frontline Worker Pay Program applications to be sent Tuesday
Minnesota residents who applied for the state’s Frontline Worker Pay Program will learn if they have been denied funds Tuesday.
According to the state, all applicants are expected to receive an email Tuesday regarding their application; either they don’t need to take further action, or they have been denied and are eligible to submit an appeal.
As previously reported, a final list of eligible applicants will get an equal payment. Lawmakers initially said the checks were expected to be around $750, and had estimated about 667,000 Minnesotans would be eligible for payments.
The state’s labor department initially reported nearly 1.2 million applications were received by the time the application deadline closed; however state officials lowered the number of active applications to 1,199,416 Tuesday, citing some residents withdrew their application after the deadline. That number is still far above the original state estimate.
Late Tuesday morning, state officials said the total number of applicants who were subject to being denied was 214,209.
State lawmakers had approved $500 million for the bonus checks, which lawmakers said can’t be more than $1,500.
The appeal window lasts through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
State officials say there are multiple reasons why applications may be denied, including the following:
- Applicant exceeds the unemployment insurance benefit threshold established in the law
- Applicant exceeds the adjusted gross income threshold established in the law
- Applicant’s employment eligibility couldn’t be verified
- Application deemed a duplicate, meaning more than one application with the same social security number or individual taxpayer identification number was submitted
- Applicant’s identity couldn’t be verified
According to the state, some of the applicants were denied for multiple reasons. A break down of those reasons can be found below:
- Total UI benefit threshold denials – 54,877
- Total employment verification denials – 54,710
- Total AGI threshold denials – 42,867
- Total ID verification denials – 95,282
- Total duplicate application denials – 47,145
To submit an appeal, applicants must submit a form, which the state says can be found in their Submittable account. CLICK HERE to log into that account, click on the “Forms” tab, then click “Continue” next to the appeals form. The state says if there are multiple forms, applicants must submit all the forms to complete the process.
State officials say the appeals process can only be done online, but if you need help, you can call 866-333-7633 or e-mail THIS ADDRESS.
Officials say they will process appeals as quickly as possible, and once all the submitted appeals are processed, another e-mail regarding final decisions will be sent out.
The state says money is expected to be sent out to all eligible applicants in September.
CLICK HERE for more information on the appeals process.