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Frontline Worker Pay deadline approaching

Nicole Mattson
By Nicole Mattson, HSE, SHRM-SCP, SPHR  |  July 8, 2022  |  All members

A reminder that the Frontline Worker Pay application portal is closing on July 22, 2022. Here are some important things to remember:
  • It is NOT first-come, first-serve—eligible workers can apply anytime now through July 22, 2022
  • The Frontline Worker FAQ was updated on June 10 to include more information
  • Workers can apply here and application support is available in multiple languages on this site
  • The Frontline Worker Pay law requires that employers in a frontline sector provide notice by June 23, 2022, in a form approved by the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry, advising all current workers who may be eligible for Frontline Worker Pay of the assistance potentially available to them and how to apply for benefits—the notice is available in multiple languages
  • As an employer you do not need to fill out the application for your staff, but you may want to help or refer them to: or 866-333-7633 for assistance with completing the application
  • If an application is denied, applicants have 15 days from notice of the denial to appeal the denial
    • All denials will be communicated by email correspondence
    • All applications will move through the process at the same time and payments will be forwarded for processing together
  • There are outreach toolkits located here
  • Is the money taxable? For Minnesota purposes, the frontline worker payment will not be taxable
    • The Department of Revenue expects the income to be subtracted from federal adjusted gross income on the 2022 Schedule M1M, Income Additions and Subtractions
    • For federal purposes, the payment is included in federal adjusted gross income 

Nicole Mattson  |  Vice President of Strategic Initiatives  |  |  952-851-2482


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