PFD Answer Page

Did you submit a paper PFD application?

Dear Alaska USA Member,

The Permanent Fund Dividend Division has made changes to the PFD distribution schedule this year.

  • If you completed a paper application and selected direct deposit, your dividend will be distributed on October 24. In the past, direct deposits were made during the first distribution in early October, no matter how you applied.
  • If you applied online and selected direct deposit, your dividend will be deposited in the first distribution on October 3.
  • If you completed a paper application and selected a paper check, checks will be distributed by the PFD Division October 24.

Alaska USA is not aware of the status or eligibility of your application prior to direct deposit. If you have any questions, please visit the PFD Division website at or call the PFD Division:

  • Anchorage 907-269-0370
  • Fairbanks 907-451-2820
  • Juneau 907-465-2326

Tracking your PFD

How much is the PFD and when will it be deposited?

Watch the Permanent Fund Dividend Division website for this year's PFD amount. The amount will be announced in September.

2022 Permanent Fund Dividends will be distributed in October.

How can I find out if my PFD has been deposited?

If you have set up your PFD for direct deposit, you can watch for your PFD deposit by using the Pending ACH tool to see the deposit up to one day before the money shows in your account. After the PFD has been deposited, you can see it by going into your Account History.

What is the best way to deposit my PFD check?

To deposit your PFD check in-person, visit any branch. To receive confirmation of your deposit, present your check to a teller. If you want to get in and out quickly, you can deposit your PFD check by using a deposit drop box or a depository ATM. The drop boxes are checked several times a day. You can also deposit your PFD quickly and easily from practically anywhere with the Alaska USA app.

How do I negotiate my child's PFD check?

In order to negotiate a PFD check mailed to your child, simply provide your picture identification as the parent or legal guardian to a teller in any Alaska USA branch.

If your last name is different from your child's, you'll need to provide a legal document showing the correlation between the two names (such as a birth certificate or court document.)

Accessing your PFD money

I want to use my PFD to make a purchase. How can I do that?

You have access to your PFD money after it has been deposited by using your Visa® Check Card or ATM card.

How can I get quick cash on PFD Day?

It's easy to avoid the crowds and get access to your money:

How do I transfer my PFD?

You can transfer your PFD between your accounts or to another Alaska USA member by clicking on the Transfers and Withdrawals tab in UltraBranch.

How do I pay bills with my PFD?

You can pay bills with your PFD by transferring money to an Alaska USA loan or credit card account or you can use Bill Pay to pay almost anyone.

What else can I do with my PFD?

Alaska USA offers many options:

Planning for your PFD

How do I file online for an Alaska PFD?

The state of Alaska allows you to file online for your PFD. Visit the Permanent Fund Dividend Division website and file online from January 1 through March 31.

How do I have my PFD directly deposited into my Alaska USA account?

It's easy to have your PFD deposited directly into your Alaska USA account:

  • If your PFD was directly deposited into you Alaska USA account last year:
    1. You can simply select "Same account as last year".
  • Otherwise:
    1. Select whether you wish your PFD deposited into your Alaska USA Savings or Checking account.
    2. Enter Alaska USA's routing number: 325272021
    3. Enter the full 13 digit account number for your selected account. You can find this number either at the bottom of your Alaska USA check, or by visiting the Electronic Account Number Calculator.
How can I learn more about the PFD program?

Visit the Permanent Fund Dividend Division website.