State Aid and Forfeiture Deadline

The OSA is pleased to announce that 121 relief associations and other reporting entities met all reporting requirements to be certified to the Department of Revenue as eligible for receipt of their 2023 fire state aid and supplemental state aid in the second round of aid payments. State aid was disbursed on or about November 15 for those plans that met the reporting requirements.

In total, nearly 80 percent of relief associations have now been certified as eligible for their 2023 state aid. A listing from the DOR of the 2023 fire state aid and supplemental state aid amounts can be found on the OSA website.

Minnesota law requires forfeiture of fire state aid for relief associations that do not submit all required reporting information to the OSA by November 30, 2023. If 2022 reporting forms are not received by November 30, 2023, a relief association’s 2023 state aid will be forfeited. The OSA does not have authority to grant filing extensions past the November 30 deadline.

Published last in the November 2023 Pension Newsletter