1/7/2021 11:45:08 AM
[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today signed two executive orders that modify existing regulations protecting Minnesotans’ financial security amid COVID-19.
Executive Order 21-02 modifies Executive Order 20-50 to ensure that recent federal COVID-19 relief payments meant to help Minnesotans afford necessities during the pandemic are not intercepted by third parties or immediately garnished for consumer debt. The order also modifies the wage garnishment protections under Executive Order 20-50.
Executive Order 21-03 modifies Executive Order 20-42 to ensure that COVID-19 relief payments are not counted as income for federally funded assistance programs, and that pandemic unemployment benefits paid to high school students do not make families ineligible for certain assistance.
These executive orders have been approved by the Minnesota Executive Council and are effective immediately.