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

In one week, residents in Alaska who have not gotten their checks from the state’s Department of Revenue as part of the Permanent Fund Dividend program will get their payments.

On April 18, eligible residents who have not received their checks from the Permanent Fund Dividend program from 2023, or earlier, and did not have the “Eligible-Not Paid” status by Wednesday, will get their PFD check.

An applicant must intend to remain a resident of Alaska indefinitely and not be a convicted felon, among other qualifications, to qualify for a payment from the program.

The amount the Permanent Fund Dividend program offers residents varies by year and is determined by Alaska’s annual mineral revenues for that year. In 2023, the check was worth $1,312 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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The Permanent Fund Dividend had applications open this year from Jan. 1 until March 31 and could be completed either online or via paper form during that period.

The Alaska Department of Revenue’s website for the Permanent Fund Dividend offers more information on the program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply to the state program.

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