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$3,284: Alaskans to begin receiving PFDs on Sept. 20

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State officials unveiled a big mock-up of this year's Permanent Fund dividend check at a ceremony in a Three Bears grocery store in Palmer.

This year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend will be $2,634. Along with the $650 energy relief rebate approved by the Legislature this year, eligible Alaskans will be receiving a total of $3,284 starting on Sept. 20.

The dividend amount is the largest in state history.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the final amount during a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Three Bears Grocery Store in Palmer.

Eligible Alaskans who applied online and opted for direct deposit should start receiving their money on Sept. 20. Alaskans who filed paper applications or requested a paper check should start receiving the dividend the week of Oct. 3.