March 31 Deadline to Apply
for 2008 PFD Fast Approaching
March 19, 2008
The deadline to apply for the 2008 PFD is rapidly approaching.
The 2008 application period will close at midnight, March 31.
PFD Director Deborah Richter encourages applicants to save time
and 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 mid-day March 19, over 423,723 Alaskans had applied online
-- 3,127 more applicants than the total of all 2007 online applicants.
Every Alaskan can apply online for their 2008 PFD. Alaskans
who register for a myAlaska account can electronically sign their
PFD application through the state's myAlaska program. Visit
www.pfd.alaska.gov to learn more about the electronic signature
program and to set up a myAlaska account.
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.
On Monday, March 31, hand delivered applications will be accepted
at all Dividend Offices between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Because March
31 is a state holiday, applicants in Juneau will need to access
the State Office Building through the Willoughby Street entrance.
Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before March
Eligible applicants that applied online in January and selected
and qualified for direct deposit will get paid in the early direct
deposit on October 2, 2008. All other eligible applicants who
select and qualify for direct deposit will get paid on October
16. The Division will begin mailing checks to all other eligible
applicants on November 14. The 2008 application period closes
March 31, and the 2008 dividend amount will be announced mid-September,
Public computers are available
in the PFD Offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, and PFD
staff can assist applicants with the online application and electronic
signature processes. Applicants may email email@example.com
with questions or can call the Division's toll-free number 1-800-733-8813
On the Web:
E-mail your news &
photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
File for PFD Online
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