Alaskan residents may soon see some help when it comes to energy assistance in the form of a rebate check worth $3,850.
The Alaska Legislature is voting on the bill and if approved, residents may see payments as early as this summer.
How much would the total amount be for energy assistance?
It’s no secret that the cost of gas, utilities, and energy are rising amid inflation and the Russian conflict.
A total of $5,500 was the first proposed amount, but is now $3,200.
In addition to energy assistance is the dividend residents receive for living in the state from oil revenue.
The range this year for that dividend is around $2,500, then the energy assistance is worth around $1,300.
This makes a total payout of around $3,850.
In order to be eligible, you must have been a resident of Alaska for at least one year.
You cannot be jailed or convicted of a felony.