Senator Greg Clausen Encourages Workers to Apply for Frontline Worker Bonus Pay

Following the passage of legislation to provide up to $750 in one-time bonus pay to eligible frontline workers, Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley) is encouraging workers to sign up for updates about eligibility and the application process at

“Minnesota’s frontline workers risked their health, safety, and their lives to keep us safe and our economy going throughout the ongoing pandemic. Although they deserve far more, I am pleased the legislature has finally passed this small token of our gratitude,” said Senator Clausen. “The best way to receive the most up-to-date information about this payment is to sign up. I encourage eligible workers to sign up as soon as they can, to guarantee that they are paid what they deserve”

The legislation invests $500 million worth of bonus pay for over 600,000 frontline workers, including health care workers, first responders, child care providers, food service and retail workers, and more. The legislation also included a measure to replenish the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, preventing businesses from facing a tax increase.

Workers will have 45 days to apply once the application process opens. A full FAQ document, including eligibility information, is available here.

Chris Morgan