Stimulus update: Direct payment of $1,312 to be sent to some Alaskans in eight days

Alaska residents who have not gotten their checks from the state’s Department of Revenue as part of the Permanent Fund Dividend will get their payments in eight days.

Checks will be sent out on April 18 to eligible residents who have not received their checks from the Permanent Fund Dividend program from 2023 or earlier and have the “Eligible-Not Paid” status by Wednesday.

To be eligible for a payment from the state program, an Alaskan must intend to remain a resident of the state indefinitely and not be a convicted felon, among other qualifications.

The Permanent Fund Dividend check amount varies by year and is determined by the state’s annual mineral revenues for that year. The check was worth $1,312 in 2023 and began going out to eligible residents in October.

“The 2023 PFD marks the 42nd year Alaskans have received their share of the state’s natural resource wealth,” Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Crum said in a 2023 statement. “I would like to thank our Permanent Fund Dividend Division for their tireless work year-round in administering the program and processing the applications.”

“This year, we processed over 8,000 more applications than in 2022,” Crum added. “The 2023 PFD will inject nearly $1 billion into the state’s economy and directly into the hands of Alaskans.”

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Applications for the Permanent Fund Dividend were open this year from Jan. 1 until March 31 and could be completed either online or via paper form during that period.

The state’s website for the Permanent Fund Dividend offers more details on the program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.

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