PFD payment

Electronic distribution of 2022 Permanent Fund Dividends will begin Sept. 20, about a month ahead of the usual payout in early October.

The first checks will go to Alaskans who selected direct deposit on their PFD applications. Those that filed a paper application or requested a paper check will be distributed starting the week of Oct. 3.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy used the July 15 announcement of early PFD checks to make another pitch for a constitutional amendment that would remove the PFD from annual political fights in Juneau and enshrine it in the state constitution.

“Alaskans deserve a constitutional amendment that protects the PFD from politicians and special interests, and sets out a funding formula we can all count on,” he stated.

Those who have questions about their PFD can click here to contact the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division.

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$3,200 PFD check to be sent to Alaskans on Sept. 20th

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Akdale says:

    Property tax payment for the MSB.

  • Steve says:

    Great, maybe I can fill up my truck now.

    • Running on Empty says:

      Right!!! Never thought I’d see the day when I had to run my card 3 times to fill it.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    It’s the law to a full PFD
    If I don’t pay my taxes I’m charged interest
    So where’s our interest on are past stolen PFD, plus this 3200 is not a full PFD either

  • North to Alaska says:

    First it is not a month early. It’s about 1.5 weeks earlier.
    Secondly, know that there will be about 400,000 bpd MORE oil coming through the pipeline in the next few years. Dunleavy knows this too. Government will be awahed in oil money. Yet he is trying to screw us with a 50/50 PFD enshrined in the constitution.

  • brandon says:

    And the money that was stolen the years before??

  • TSun says:

    The pfd is $2,250 -nowhere near the full pfd.
    $650 energy relief.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    We’ll never see the money Walker took from us. Now get out and vote to either keep Dunleavy or someone else but DONT VOTE FOR WALKER AGAIN. If he gets back in you won’t get any money at all.

  • Diana Kuest says:

    Every bad situation or circumstances runs in threes. Parnell re-wrote the calculations of the Oil taxes to fit the needs of the oil companies, who was a former employer for him, Parnell. Then Walker used the new formula along with Rick Stedman, the chair of the Finance committee in the State Senate to decrease the PFD to the People thru the use of the new calculations that Parnell had created and now Dunleavy is selling a bad idea on the PFD to the People of the State Alaska. “Let’s get into the State Constitution and change it, so your PFD will never be taken from you in the 50/50.” Dunleavy forgot to mention that he had Senator Rick Stedman configure the PFD for the next five years. You get $2500 now, to look like a commitment is viable, and maybe $1,500 next year and maybe $1,100 the following year or perhaps less. So, we are still missing over $9,000. from this Governor and the Permanent Dividend Fund with the help of the chairman of the Finance Committee in the Senate. Dunleavy is in agreement with Stedman that the Permanent Dividend Fund will be the largest in the world as Rick Stedman steadily helps take it away from the people of the state with the help of the governor. If you vote for Dunleavy for the next four years, you’ll help with the disaster he has made with the budget and departments for this state. So, bad people come in to play in threes. Now its time for a new governor and a better way to deal with our business and the Permanent Dividend Fund in business with the state, the people and oil companies. Vote Dunleavy out of Office….

  • Johnny says:

    Spend wisely, the nation is quite literally almost out of diesel fuel.