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March 31 Deadline to Apply for 2007 PFD Fast Approaching


March 17, 2007
Saturday AM

(SitNews) - The deadline to apply for the 2007 Permanent Fund Dividend is rapidly approaching. The 2007 application period will close at midnight, March 31.




PFD Director Deborah Richter encourages applicants to file online, "Applying online is fast and efficient. Applicants immediately receive a confirmation number - proof that the PFD Division has received their application." As of March 13, over 377,000 Alaskans had applied online.

Every Alaskan can apply online for their 2007 PFD. Alaskans who register for a myAlaska account can electronically sign their PFD application through the state's myAlaska program. Visit to learn more about the electronic signature program and to set up a myAlaska account now.

Alaskans without computer access may apply online using public computers available in the PFD Information Offices, at public libraries and at Legislative Information Offices. Persons in outlying areas can call the Division's toll-free number 1-800-733-8813 for assistance.

Online applications must be received by the PFD Division before midnight, March 31, Alaska Standard Time (AST). The website will shut down at midnight. Applications that are in process when the website shuts down will not be accepted. Online applicants must receive a PFD Confirmation Number before midnight, March 31.

Hand delivered applications will be accepted at Dividend Information Offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau during regular business hours until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2007. Because March 31 is a Saturday, the US Postal Service may have irregular hours or early pick up. Check ahead with your local post office for Saturday postmark deadlines.

Applicants who applied online in January and selected and qualified for direct deposit will be paid on October 3, 2007. All other eligible applicants who select and qualify for direct deposit will be paid on October 17, 2007. The PFD Division will begin mailing checks to all other eligible applicants beginning November 13, 2007. The 2007 dividend amount will be announced September 24, 2007.


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