Americans To Receive Direct Payments Of $487 By The End Of The Week

Workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in Minnesota will get $487.45 as a way to thank them for their important work.

The Star Tribune said that these payments will go to people who work in health care, long-term care, courts, education, food service, and more.

If you choose direct deposit on your application, you'll get your money in seven to ten business days.

If you decided to go with a prepaid debit card instead of getting paid in cash, your payment will come in the mail in three to four weeks.

In April, state lawmakers and Governor Tim Walz agreed to spend $500 million on this relief program.

Nicole Blissenbach said, "These workers deserve our thanks, and I'm glad to be a part of the program to give them a token of our appreciation."

At first, they thought that 667,000 workers would be able to get the direct payment, which would give each person $750.

But now that applications are closed, 1,025,655 people are going to share the pot. This means that each person will only get $487.

"That just shows how many people stepped up during the pandemic to keep our state running and safe."