The majority of beneficiaries have received their 2022 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend payments; however, some residents are still waiting and have been promised that their payout will arrive in a single day.
According to the state, those whose applications received the “eligible-not paid” status on September 6 will get the $3,284 program installments on September 14. The payments come from the dividend for 2022.
From January 1 through March 31 of every year, residents of the Last Frontier can submit an application for the dividend payment. Although the state normally does not accept applications that are submitted beyond the deadline for the program, there are certain exceptions.
Qualification requirements include not being a convicted criminal and not claiming residency in another state during the year of the payout. The recipient must be an Alaska resident who plans to remain a resident of the state at the time the application is filled out.
Lifeline for Alaskan Citizens
The Permanent Fund Dividend is distributed annually to Alaskan citizens “to benefit current and future generations” and is based on the state’s mining receipts for the year. One of the highest figures in the history of the program, the 2022 figure.
In a statement in 2022 about the 2022 Permanent Fund Dividend payments, Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) said, “The PFD at $3,284, a total of $13,000 for a family of four, can go a long way in offsetting the record-high costs of energy and food we’re experiencing, preparing for winter, paying off debt, saving for college, or any number of other purposes,”
State officials have not yet disclosed the amounts of the 2023 Permanent Fund Dividend payments, although they are anticipated to start being made starting in October.