Today’s the deadline for procrastinators who haven’t yet signed up for the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.
The payout each fall is based on a five-year average of the fund’s statutory net income.
Last year, the $1,884 payout distributed to Alaskans was more than double the amount of the $900 checks received in 2013 but short of the record payout of $2,069 in 2008. In February, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation CEO Mike Burns said this year’s dividend amount will be close to last year’s amount. Burns said the amount is expected to remain stable for several years.