Portal repaired: Louisiana Department of Revenue is accepting applications for $250 hazard payments following yesterday’s website crash


(KLFY) The Louisiana Department of Revenue began accepting applications at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, from front line workers in Louisiana earning $50k or less and who spent at least 200 hours responding to the COVID-19 crisis from March 11, 2020 through May 14, 2020.

Access the application, here.

The one-time hazard payment of $250 dollars was passed by the state legislature during the 2020 coronavirus special session and later signed by Governor John Bel Edwards.

The rebate will be on a first-come, first-serve basis for around 200k workers.

Applicants will need the following documents and personal information for the state to verify:

– Social Security Number or IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
– Mailing address, state of residence, parish of residence
– Email address and phone number
– 2018 or 2019 individual income tax return
– Pay stubs from March 22 to May 14 (must have worked at least 200 hours)
– Bank account info (optional for direct deposit)

The goal is to get applicants their money in 14 to 21 days after their application is complete, revenue officials announced.

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