Minnesota residents who applied for the state’s frontline worker compensation program will learn if they were denied funds on Tuesday.
According to the state, all applicants should receive an email Tuesday regarding their application; either they do not need to take further action or they have been denied and can appeal.
As previously stated, a final list of eligible applicants will receive equal payment. Lawmakers initially said the checks should be around $750; however, after the application process closed, the state Department of Labor reported that nearly 1.2 million applications had been submitted for the program by last month’s deadline, nearly double the population of 667,000. of Minnesota who were to be eligible for payments. State lawmakers had approved $500 million for bonus checks, which lawmakers say cannot exceed $1,500.
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The call window lasts until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31.
State officials say there are several reasons why requests may be denied, including the following:
- The claimant exceeds the threshold for unemployment insurance benefits established by law
- The applicant exceeds the adjusted gross income threshold established by law
- Candidate’s employment eligibility could not be verified
- Application considered a duplicate, meaning more than one application with the same Social Security Number or Individual Tax ID Number was submitted
- The identity of the requestor could not be verified
To submit an appeal, applicants must submit a form, which the state says can be found in their Submittable account. CLICK HERE to log in to this account, click on the “Forms” tab, then click “Continue” next to the appeal form. The state says that if there are multiple forms, applicants must submit all 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 email. THIS ADDRESS.
Officials say they will deal with appeals as quickly as possible, and once all submitted appeals have been dealt with, another email regarding final decisions will be sent.
The state says the money is expected to be sent to all eligible applicants in September.
CLICK HERE for more information on the appeal process.