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Frontline Worker Pay application form opens

Nicole Mattson
By Nicole Mattson, HSE, SHRM-SCP, SPHR  |  June 10, 2022  |  SNF/NF providers



Application period is June 8 through July 22
The Frontline Worker Pay application will be open June 8–July 22, 2022. Eligible workers will have 45 days to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Applicant support will be available to assist applicants in multiple languages. Workers don't have to be first in line when the application opens. The application will be open for 45 days and the funds are not first come, first served. The money set aside for this program will be split equally among all approved applicants after the 45-day application period, the 15-day appeals period and the appeals review period.

What will I need when I apply?
Workers can review the "Fact sheet: Application basics" to learn about what information they’ll need in order to apply. The fact sheet is on the “Frontline Worker Pay Outreach Toolkit” webpages, which are available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Required employer notice available
The Frontline Worker Pay law requires that employers in a frontline sector provide notice by June 23, 2022, 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. An employer notice that meets this obligation is available now in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Translated FAQs, information sheet & toolkit available
More than two dozen frequently asked questions are answered and available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish. Additionally, a general information sheet about Frontline Worker Pay is translated into nearly 20 additional languages. 



Nicole Mattson  |  Vice President of Strategic Initiatives  |   nmattson@careproviders.org  |  952-851-2482


 



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