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How do you apply for the Permanent Fund in the state of Alaska?

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Individuals can apply for the Alaska Permanent Fund online at PFD.Alaska.gov, reports the Alaska Department of Revenue. The application form is available each year between January and March. To be eligible, applicants must be and intend to remain Alaska residents.

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Every year between Jan. 1 and March 31, Alaska residents can go to the home page of PFD.Alaska.gov, click on File Your Online Application Here, and choose one of the online application options, explains the Alaska Department of Revenue. Those applying for the first time need to use the signature page option, while repeat filers can create a myAlaska account, and sign their application electronically. Alternatively, applicants are able to submit paper applications at local dividend information offices. First-time applicants must also submit original verifying documents such as a birth certificate, naturalization certificate or passport by mail or in person. The Department of Revenue denies any late applications received after March 31 unless the applicant qualifies for an exception.

To be eligible for a Permanent Fund dividend, applicants must be residents of Alaska for the entire calendar year prior to the year of the application and intend to stay in Alaska indefinitely, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue. Child applicants must have eligible adult sponsors. Applicants who are absent from Alaska for over 180 days of the qualifying period lose their eligibility unless the law specifically allows their absence. Applicants must report and prove qualifying absences for business and other purposes.

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