The Alaskan authorities distributed a check of over $3,000 to almost all residents of the state in payment from its investment fund that gets filled up from oil profits. Called the Permanent Fund Dividend, the payment amounts to $2,622 per resident but the state added another $662 in a bid to help Alaskans with higher energy bills, the AP reported . “We’re experiencing record high inflation that we haven’t seen since the first PFD was paid in 1982,” Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy said in a video address. “Alaskans have been bearing the brunt of this inflation from the gas pump to the grocery store, and this year’s PFD will provide much needed relief as we head into winter.” The investment fund dividends are paid out every year but residents need to apply for them on an annual basis and there are residency requirements to qualify as eligible for the […]