Stimulus update: Direct payment of $1,312 to be sent to some Alaskans in 16 days

Eligible Alaska residents who have not gotten their payments from the state as part of the Permanent Fund Dividend will receive their checks in 16 days.

Those who will get their payment on April 18 include residents with the “Eligible-Not Paid” status as of April 10 who have yet to receive their checks from the Permanent Fund Dividend program from 2023 or earlier.

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

Check amounts from the Permanent Fund Dividend are determined by the state’s annual mineral revenues and are sent to eligible residents each year. The payment from the program was worth $1,312 per resident in 2023, and the distribution for that payment began in October of last year.

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