Q. I’m thinking of moving to Alaska, with my long time boyfriend and our small child. Someone who used to live up there told me if you are a permanent resident you receive funds from the state. How much do you receive and how often? -Christina
A. They were referring to our Permanent Fund Divident, or PFD. It is monies from the oil revenues of which a portion is returned to the people. It is a yearly dividend, paid in October, and you have to be here one full year before you apply in January. It is always somewhere between maybe $800. and $1800; usually around a thousand. This amount could change of course. It just depends on what the return is on the oil monies invested. For more information you can look at their website which is www.pfd.state.ak.us Hope this helps.