Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay
Gov. Tim Walz recently signed a bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature providing bonus pay to eligible COVID-19 frontline workers (MN Frontline Worker Pay). MN Frontline Worker Pay is given to thank Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic peacetime emergency.
PICS (Partners in Community Supports), as your Financial Management Service (FMS) provider, is required by the State to notify you of this potential benefit. The State has created this Frontline Worker Pay Fact Sheet with more information.
Eligibility Requirements for MN Frontline Worker Pay
- Must have been employed at least 120 hours in Minnesota in one or more frontline sectors between March 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
- For hours worked during that time period, the applicant was not able to telework due to the nature of their work and worked in close proximity to people outside their household.
- Must meet income requirements for at least one of the 2020 or 2021 tax years.
- Did not collect more than 20 total weeks of unemployment benefits between March 15, 2020, and June 26, 2021.
Applications and Assistance
The Frontline Worker Pay application will be open June 8 through 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.
The application may request the following information about PICS:
Employer/Agent Name: Partners in Community Supports
Employer Address: 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Employer Phone Number: 651.967.5060
Employer Email Address: HR@picsmn.org
Remember, you 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.
Please note that PICS cannot submit this application on your behalf, and we do not have authority to make decisions about eligibility or payments.