Stimulus update: Application period for direct payments from Alaska fund closes in 10 days – Washington Examiner

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend program has applications for the 2024 payment open for eligible residents for the next ten days.

Applicants in the “Last Frontier” may apply for the program, which offers a direct payment annually based on Alaska mineral revenues for that year, either online or via a paper form through March 31.

To qualify for a check from the Permanent Fund Dividend, an Alaskan must intend to remain a resident of the state indefinitely and not be a convicted felon, among other stipulations.

Even if a resident has received a payment in the past, they must apply during the application period to get a check from the program this year.

Applications have been open since the beginning of the year and while nearly all residents must apply during the current three-month period, there are some exemptions allowing select Alaskans to apply outside of the regular application period. The status of an application to the program can also be viewed on the state’s website.

Payment amounts from the Permanent Fund Dividend differ each year, with the checks sent in 2023 being worth $1,312. Checks from 2023 began going out to eligible residents in October and continue to go out to those who have yet to get their payment.


“This year, we processed over 8,000 more applications than in 2022,” Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Crum said in a statement about the 2023 payments. “The 2023 PFD will inject nearly $1 billion into the state’s economy and directly into the hands of Alaskans.”

Further details about the program, including eligibility requirements, can be found on the Alaska Department of Revenue’s website.