Active Duty Military may remain eligible for PFD while out of State on duty

A House committee has begun measures that would allow active duty military members who have maintained residency while living outside Alaska for more than ten years to remain eligible for Permanent Fund dividends.

Starting with the 2009 dividend, those who claimed allowable absences for the past ten years and continued to be absent for more than a hundred and eighty days in a year, weren't eligible for dividends.

Representative Eric Feige, who sponsored the measure, says service members don't get to choose whether they'll physically be in Alaska during their service.