Some eligible Alaskans who have not yet received a payment from the 2023 Permanent Fund distribution will receive a check from the state on Thursday.
These include people who had an “eligible/unpaid” status as of January 10 and have not yet received a PFD payment for 2023 or earlier.
Alaska residents applying for Permanent Fund Dividends must, among other things, intend to reside in the state indefinitely and are not a convicted felon in order to qualify for the state program.
Applications for the 2024 Permanent Fund distribution opened earlier this month and will be accepted by residents until March 31st. The state says applications can be filled out online or with a paper form.
The Permanent Fund Dividend Program provides annual payments to Alaska residents based on the state's mineral revenues for that year. The 2023 checks are worth $1,312 per eligible resident and have been sent to residents since October, the Alaska Department of Revenue said.
“The 2023 PFD marks the 42nd year that Alaskans have received a share of our state’s natural resource wealth,” Alaska Department of Revenue Secretary Adam Crum said in a statement about the payments last year. . “I would like to thank the Permanent Fund Dividend Department for its tireless work throughout the year in administering the program and processing applications.”
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Crum said that in 2023, “we processed over 8,000 more applications than in 2022.”
For more information about Permanent Fund dividends, please visit the Alaska Department of Revenue website.