What is the PFD?
The Permanent Fund Dividend is a small, yearly dividend, financed indirectly from oil revenues, paid by the state government to every eligible citizen who lives in Alaska—including all men, women, and children. Since 1982, Alaskans have received that yearly dividend. The amount varies year-to-year depending on a complex formula of the returns to the fund.
Who is Eligible?
All residents can gain the PFD if they have lived in the State for a full calendar year, prior to the year in which you apply. For example, you must have arrived by December 31, 2017 to be eligible in 2019.
More details here: https://pfd.alaska.gov/Eligibility/Requirements.
How to Apply
You can apply online at the PFD Division website, or you can go the downtown office.