Eligible Alaska residents can once again apply for their 2019 Permanent Fund Dividends online. The online application system reopened on Monday afternoon following a nearly week-long shut down.
In a press release, the Alaska Department of Revenue reports that it had to close the site on New Year’s Day due to “a computer glitch,” and the department has made assurances that it will contact applicants who were using the online system at the time the glitch occurred. Online applications can be submitted until Sunday, March 31, 2019. Paper applications are also available.
The 2018 PFD totaled $1,600 under former Gov. Bill Walker. Current Gov. Mike Dunleavy campaigned on a platform of increasing the dividend this year, but only the Alaska Legislature has the power to make that appropriation.