Nearly 1.1 million Minnesotans apply for hero pay

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota is getting a higher amount of 'hero pay' applications than expected.

Nearly one-point-one million Minnesotans have applied for the one-time government bonus payment for frontline workers during the COVID-19 shutdown, about 400-thousand more than officials anticipated.

The amount of individual bonuses will depend on the final number of eligible applicants.

A total of 500-million dollars has been allocated for the one-time payments.