St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- The window to appeal rejected applications for Minnesota's Frontline Worker Bonus Program closed on Wednesday. 

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A news release from the Department of Labor and Industry indicates the agency will begin reviewing the appeals and notify the applicants once all of the appeals have been processed. Officials did not disclose the number of appeals received. Those who were notified that no further action was needed for their application will also be notified of the final decision after all appeals have been processed, the news release says. 

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Officials say nearly 1.2 million Minnesotans applied for a frontline worker bonus check that will be equally cut from a pool of $500 million. State officials had earlier estimated nearly 700,000 workers would likely qualify for the covid pandemic-related program. 

The state legislature approved $500-million to fund the program for frontline employees who worked at least 120 hours between March 15, 2020 and June 30 last year. Final notification and payments are expected to occur this fall.

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