The $500m fund will provide Americans with $750 direct payment checks - see the exact date you have to apply - it is fast approaching

There will be thousands of Americans in Minnesota who will receive direct payments worth $750 in the early fall.

To reward frontline workers during the Covid pandemic, lawmakers introduced the checks, which are part of a $500million fund.

The number of applicants has surpassed one million ahead of the July 22 deadline, according to officials.

You can submit your application until 5pm local time. Over 660,000 checks were expected to be mailed, according to officials.

Payments could be reduced due to the volume of applications received.

According to Blair Emerson, of the Minnesota Department of Labor, the checks should be sent in the early fall.

There is no exact date yet.

Those working in the healthcare sector, teachers, and janitors can apply.

To qualify, they must have worked at least 120 hours between March 15, 2020, and June 26, 2021.

Applicants must also not have received unemployment benefits for more than 20 weeks.

To qualify for the payment, single taxpayers who worked directly with Covid patients must earn less than $175,000.

For married households, the income threshold is $350,000.

A single worker who didn't come into contact with Covid patients cannot earn more than $85,000.

An appeal can be filed by key workers who have been denied payments within 15 days.

Residents across the country are receiving relief payments amid rising prices and inflation.

Governor Mike Dunleavy has announced that Alaskans will receive up to $3,200 in the coming weeks.

Approximately 60,000 families in Florida will receive direct payments of $450 per child.

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