The final amount for Alaskans’ PFD this year is $1,114

People waitiing in line at a counter at the PFD office
Alaskans file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage in March 2016. The 2021 PFD will be (Rachel Waldholz/Alaska Public Media)

This year’s permanent fund dividend will be $1,114, the Department of Revenue announced on Thursday. 

Alaskans who filed electronically and chose direct deposit will receive their PFDs the week of Oct. 11. Those receiving a paper check will start to receive their dividends the week of Oct. 25. 

The amount is $14 higher than the number estimated by the Legislature. Lawmakers set the budget for PFDs before they knew how many people would receive them. 

The state estimated that 643,000 Alaskans will receive dividends. 

90% of applications were filed electronically, which is a record, according to the department. 

Andrew Kitchenman is the state government and politics reporter for Alaska Public Media and KTOO in Juneau. Reach him at

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