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Minnesota issues first $600 CARES Act payments


April 11, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that the agency received final guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor to be one of the first states to make $600 additional compensation payments to people receiving unemployment benefits. These payments were authorized by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

“As soon as the CARES Act became law, our team at DEED got to work putting the technology in place to support these payments and ensure that we were ready...

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