More than half a million Minnesotans applied for Frontline bonus pay

(ABC 6 News) — More than half a million Minnesotans have applied for frontline worker pay.

According to Governor Tim Walz, 650,000 applications have come in so far. In the first 18 hours of the website’s launch, 200,000 people applied for the money.

Minnesota lawmakers approved $500 million for the frontline bonus checks. Around 667,000 Minnesotans are expected to be eligible for the payments.

Workers have until July 22 before the window closes. Once approved, bonus checks are expected as early as this fall.