New $3,200 Direct Payments Going Out To Thousands This Month

In June of this year, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed off on the state's budget, which included bumper direct payments as part of a stimulus package.

THOUSANDS of people in the U.S. will get a $3,200 direct payment this month. On September 20, the checks will be sent to the bank accounts of Alaskans.

Alaskans will get one check that contains two different types of relief payments. The first is a $2,550 payment from Permanent Fund, and the second is a one-time $650 payment for energy relief.

The checks will start showing up in Alaskans' bank accounts on September 20. Those who asked for a paper check will have to wait until October 3 to get it.

Eligibility: 1.You must have lived in Alaska for the whole year before you apply for a dividend. 2.Decided to live in Alaska for the rest of your life when you apply for a dividend.

Alaska's Department of Revenue set up a website where people can check on the status of their checks.

The Permanent Fund, which gives Alaskans a share of the state's oil wealth every year, will give each person $2,550.

According to data from the state, this year's dividend is the largest one the Permanent Fund has given out since it was started in 1982.

Only twice, in 2015 and 2008, have dividends been more than $2,000. Dividends are sent to Alaska residents who have lived there for a full year.