The Louisiana Revenue Department will begin sending out 250-dollar checks this week to those frontline workers that had to work when the governor’s stay-at-home order went into place. Secretary Kimberly Robinson says they’ve received 205,000 applications, but not everyone who applied is eligible and they are still accepting applications at frontlineworkers.la.gov.
“We do know that there is still going to be some more left and people should still apply if they fit within one of the job descriptions set forth in the legislation, and there is always the possibility that there will be additional funds made available,” said Robinson.
A variety of workers are eligible. Grocery store clerks, garbage collectors, and healthcare workers who make less than $50-thousand a year.
“Our first checks will actually be going out this week and they should start seeing those payments in their checking accounts and mailboxes in the coming days,” said Robinson.
Robinson says if you did not receive a receipt when you applied, contact the department.
“Our system was structured so that people got a confirmation when they applied so if they do not think they received one can always send us an email,” says Robinson.
Funds are being distributed on a come first serve basis and applications are being accepted until October 31st.
Written and reported by Brooke Thorington.