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Workers will receive up to $1,000 in Covid bonus checks

FRONTline workers should receive up to $1,000 in bonus checks.

Augusta, Georgia is rewarding city employees who worked in jobs during the pandemic that were most at risk of contracting coronavirus, as reported by the Kennebec Journal (KJ).


Augusta allocates $163,000 to the initiativeCredit: Getty

The city will allocate $163,000 of the million dollars it received from the American Rescue Act to the initiative.

Who is eligible?

Under the plan, the money depends on the number of hours worked and the job category.

For example, the majority of full-time municipal workers are entitled to $500 bonuses, while part-time workers should receive $250.

But if you happen to work in public safety, guarding, dispatching, or garbage collection, you may be eligible for an additional $500.

Workers will receive up to $1,000 in Covid bonus checks
Workers will receive up to $1,000 in Covid bonus checks

Full-time workers in any of these groups would receive a total of $1,000, while part-time workers can get $500.

“These employees were all at greater long-term exposure, especially during the first two months of COVID when downtown and other offices were closed,” City Manager Susan Robertson told KJ.

Ms Robertson did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment when we asked how many workers in total would be eligible for the bonus.

Other places offering bonuses

Elsewhere, a few states across the country offer bonuses.

That includes Gardner County in Maine, which greenlighted a plan earlier this year to give city workers $1,000 and department heads $2,000.

As for the states, Connecticut approved a $30 million plan to send $1,000 to bus drivers and nurses.

And in Minnesota, payments worth at least $750 are on their way for 660,000 Americans.

The list of eligible employees in the state includes various front-line workers such as those involved in health care, public transportation, emergency responders, childcare, courts and corrections, as well than retail.

Some part-time workers would receive $500, and the maximum income to qualify is $150,000.

Additionally, you will also want to check and see if your employer offers bonuses.

For example, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas just sent out $5,000 surprise bonus checks to 5,400 workers.

Additionally, thousands of JetBlue employees who don’t call for unemployment between April 8 and May 31 could get $1,000 bonuses.

For more on how you can get the money, millions are expected to start receiving stimulus and other payments worth up to $1,200 this month.

Workers will receive up to $1,000 in Covid bonus checks
Workers will receive up to $1,000 in Covid bonus checks

Child tax credits worth up to $3,600 are now available for low-income and no-income families.

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