PFD

The deadline for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, which comes from the fund managed by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, is coming up fast, landing on March 31, 2023. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

2023 PFD filing available, ends March 31

Applications can be filed online through myAlaska, or by visiting pfd.alaska.gov

 

Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire
Kelsey Martin asks about the status of her son’s Permanent Fund Dividend check after arriving first at Juneau’s PFD office in the State Office Building on Tuesday, the first day direct deposit payments of the $3,284 dividends are being credited. Eligible residents who did not receive direct deposits will be paid by checks that will be mailed starting Oct. 6.

$3,284 payments make their way to many residents

Others arrive at PFD office bright and early with questions.

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy stands at a lectern in a Three Bears Alaska store in Palmer, next to a giant, covered check containing this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend amount on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Behind him stand Alaska resident Miranda Wagoner, left, and Jessica Viera, executive director, Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, who gave speeches at the event. (Faceboook live screenshot)

Dunleavy: PFD payments will be $3,284

PFD payments will be coming earlier than usual

 

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in March 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

PFD amount to be announced

Alaskans can expect a payout of about $3,200, but the exact amount awaits an announcement

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building is seen in March 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces Friday, July 16, 2022, that 2022 most PFD payments will be distributed on Sept. 20. (Screenshot)

Dunleavy: PFD payments coming Sept. 20

The rollout date is about a month earlier than when payments are typically distributed

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces Friday, July 16, 2022, that 2022 most PFD payments will be distributed on Sept. 20. (Screenshot)
Senate President Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, is seen here in this June 16, 2021, file photo. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Senate President Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, is seen here in this June 16, 2021, file photo. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, chair of the bicameral conference committee tasked with hammering out differences in the state’s budget bill, signs the committee report as members finished their work on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire

Committee compromises on PFD in budget plan

Members of the conference committee agreed Tuesday to a payment of about $3,800

Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, chair of the bicameral conference committee tasked with hammering out differences in the state’s budget bill, signs the committee report as members finished their work on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, and Senate Finance Committee Co-chair Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speak with Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, during an all-day debate on the state’s budget on the floor of the Alaska State Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2022.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, and Senate Finance Committee Co-chair Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speak with Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, during an all-day debate on the state’s budget on the floor of the Alaska State Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2022.
Alaska state Senate President Peter Micciche, center, looks on as lawmakers gather in front of him on the Senate floor on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. A bill dealing with the annual dividend paid to residents was bumped from the Senate floor on Wednesday. Micciche said it did not have the votes to pass. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

State lawmakers struggle with dividend debate

Legislative leaders have said they see resolving the divisive debate as critical

Alaska state Senate President Peter Micciche, center, looks on as lawmakers gather in front of him on the Senate floor on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. A bill dealing with the annual dividend paid to residents was bumped from the Senate floor on Wednesday. Micciche said it did not have the votes to pass. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Lawmakers held a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to vote to confirm Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appointments to state boards and commissions. All nominees were confirmed. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Lawmakers held a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to vote to confirm Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appointments to state boards and commissions. All nominees were confirmed. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters during a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy discussed issues he would like to see the Legislature act on in the remaining weeks of the legislative session. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters during a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy discussed issues he would like to see the Legislature act on in the remaining weeks of the legislative session. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney (Photo via the State of Alaska Department of Revenue)

Now is the time to establish firm fiscal policies

Limit spending into the future and ensure that our reserves are replenished and protected

Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney (Photo via the State of Alaska Department of Revenue)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
The Alaska House of Representatives passed the state’s operating and mental health budget bills Saturday after a week of marathon floor sessions tackling amendments.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
The Alaska House of Representatives passed the state’s operating and mental health budget bills Saturday after a week of marathon floor sessions tackling amendments.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
The deadline for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, which comes from the fund managed by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, is coming up fast, landing on March 31.

Deadline approaching to apply for PFD

This year’s payout is still being decided.

Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
The deadline for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, which comes from the fund managed by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, is coming up fast, landing on March 31.
Katherine Hayes waves a flag and a sign urging Alaska lawmakers to fund a full oil wealth fund check, known locally as the PFD or Permanent Fund Dividend, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Wasilla, Alaska. Momentum is building for a constitutional convention question that will be on the ballot this year in Alaska, and similar questions will go before voters in Missouri and New Hampshire. Critics say the times are too partisan and the country is too divided to reopen state constitutions for rewriting or amendments. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

State constitutional convention measures stoke partisan fear

PFD question is providing a tail wind for groups seeking to change the constitution to address a range of hot button topics

Katherine Hayes waves a flag and a sign urging Alaska lawmakers to fund a full oil wealth fund check, known locally as the PFD or Permanent Fund Dividend, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Wasilla, Alaska. Momentum is building for a constitutional convention question that will be on the ballot this year in Alaska, and similar questions will go before voters in Missouri and New Hampshire. Critics say the times are too partisan and the country is too divided to reopen state constitutions for rewriting or amendments. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks about state revenue during a press conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Screenshot)

Citing spike in oil prices, Dunleavy urges $3,700 PFD

Dunleavy said oil prices are still up overall and high inflation demands action

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks about state revenue during a press conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Screenshot)
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in Juneau, Alaska, in October 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

Legislators must guard our fund: Pass a constitutional PFD now

The failure to pay the dividend according to statute has created political chaos.

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in Juneau, Alaska, in October 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Board of Trustees Craig Richards answers questions from the members of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee on Monday. The committee called Richards and other members of the board to answer questions about the December firing of former APFC CEO Angela Rodell, who has claimed her termination was politically motivated.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Board of Trustees Craig Richards answers questions from the members of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee on Monday. The committee called Richards and other members of the board to answer questions about the December firing of former APFC CEO Angela Rodell, who has claimed her termination was politically motivated.
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Permanent fund integrity in peril?

Alaskans need to be kept informed of what the trustees are doing with their money.

Former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire in May 2019. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in October 2020. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire file)

PFD filing period opens

The 2022 PFD application period opened Jan. 1 and will close on March 31.

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation building in October 2020. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire file)