Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Do not wait until the last minute to apply for the 2018 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.
The deadline is at 11:59 Saturday night on March 31.
Permanent Fund Dividend Division Director Sara Race and Administrative Operations Manager Anne Weske had this warning for those who wait until the last minute. If the online application goes beyond the appointed hour, they say it will not be considered a timely filed application. "As soon as that clock ticks over to the first, no money for you," Race said.
The deadline this year is on a Saturday. Division offices won't be open that day. Weske said Alaskans would then be forced to file online and ensure their application is postmarked by that date. "We always encourage individuals that if you're walking into a post office that you actually get a receipt for it because it's not the date you dropped it in the mail box, it's the day that its actually postmarked."