During this unprecedented time, there are a variety of assistance programs available.
- If a job is affected by the closures announced today, workers are likely eligible for unemployment benefits. They should apply online here: www.uimn.org Apply online do not call.
- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has additional resources available here: https://mn.gov/deed/
For Business Owners:
- Governor Walz’s executive order today also suspends the employee surcharge of unemployment benefits. That means your UI tax rate will not increase if your workers collect unemployment benefits because of COVID-19.
- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has resources available here: https://mn.gov/deed/
DEED is also seeking businesses fill out economic injury forms & demonstrate impact. Once submitted, businesses can apply directly to the SBA for loans and other assistance programs. More information here: https://www.sba.gov/page/
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