Residents in Alaska can soon expect an energy assistance payment worth $3,200 just in time for rising costs of groceries and fuel.
15 of 20 Alaska state Senators approved a budget on Thursday evening that would give residents this payment.
The House of Representatives still needs to approve the bill, but if they do then the payment will be $3,200.
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$3,200 energy assistance explained
Part of this payment is coming from the Alaskan Permanent Fund Dividend.
State residents receive a payment each year as part of the state’s oil revenue.
One of the requirements is to be a resident of the state for at least one year prior to receiving the payment.
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If you’ve ever been convicted of a felony or you have spent time in jail, you’re automatically ineligible.
Out of the $3,200 total that residents can expect, $650 of it is a one time energy assistance payment.
You must apply for the payment and can do so in the myPFD system through the state.
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