Stimulus update: Direct payment worth $1,312 being sent to some Alaska residents in 21 days

In three weeks, officials in Alaska will send out Permanent Fund Dividend payments to another group of eligible residents who have yet to receive their checks from the state program.

The Alaska Department of Revenue is slated to send payments on Feb. 15 to those who have the “Eligible-Not Paid” status by Feb. 7 and have yet to receive a check from the PFD for 2023 or earlier.

An Alaska resident must intend to remain a resident indefinitely and may not be a convicted felon, among other requirements, to qualify for a payment from the PFD.

The state’s Permanent Fund Dividend program gives eligible residents a check each year based on Alaska’s mineral revenues for that year. The 2023 payment was worth $1,312 per eligible resident, and its distribution began in October 2023.

“The 2023 PFD marks the 42nd year Alaskans have received
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