- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 43. Revenue and Taxation
- Chapter 23. Permanent Fund Dividends
- Section 8. Allowable Absences.
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. Eligibility For Permanent Fund Dividend. [Repealed, Sec. 22 Ch 102 SLA 1982].
AS 43.23.008. Allowable Absences.
- (a) Subject to (b) and (c) of this section, an otherwise eligible individual who is absent from the state during the
qualifying year remains eligible for a current year permanent fund dividend if the individual was absent
- (1) receiving secondary or postsecondary education on a full-time basis;
- (2) receiving vocational, professional, or other specific education on a full-time basis for which, as determined by the
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, a comparable program is not reasonably available in the state;
- (3) serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or accompanying, as that individual's
spouse, minor dependent, or disabled dependent, an individual who is
- (A) serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States; and
- (B) eligible for a current year dividend;
- (4) serving under foreign or coastal articles of employment aboard an oceangoing vessel of the United States merchant
- (5) receiving continuous medical treatment recommended by a licensed physician or convalescing as recommended by the
physician who treated the illness if the treatment or convalescence is not based on a need for climatic change;
- (6) providing care for a parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild with a critical life-threatening illness whose
treatment plan, as recommended by the attending physician, requires travel outside the state for treatment at a medical
- (7) providing care for the individual's terminally ill family member;
- (8) settling the estate of the individual's deceased parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild, provided the absence
does not exceed 220 cumulative days;
- (9) serving as a member of the United States Congress;
- (10) serving on the staff of a member from this state of the United States Congress;
- (11) serving as an employee of the state in a field office or other location;
- (12) accompanying a minor who is absent under (5) of this subsection;
- (13) accompanying another eligible resident who is absent for a reason permitted under (1), (2), (5) - (12), or (16) of
this subsection as the spouse, minor dependent, or disabled dependent of the eligible resident;
- (14) serving as a volunteer in the federal peach corps program;
- (15) because of training or competing as a member of the United States Olympic Team;
- (16) participating for educational purposes in a student fellowship sponsored by the United States Department of Education or by the United Staes Depaartment of State;
- (17) for any reason consistent with the individual's intent to remain a state resident, provided the absence or cumulative
absences do not exceed
- (A) 180 days in addition to any absence or cumulative absences claimed under (3) of this subsection if the individual is
not claiming an absence under (1), (2), or (4) - (15) of this subsection;
- (B) 120 days in addition to any absence or cumulative absences claimed under (1) - (3) of this subsection if the
individual is not claiming an absence under (4) - (15) of this subsection but is claiming an absence under (1) or (2)
of this subsection; or
- (C) 45 days in addition to any absence or cumulative absences claimed under (1) - (15) of this subsection if the
individual is claiming an absence under (4) - (15) of this subsection.
- (b) An individual may not claim an allowable absence under (a)(1) - (15) of this section unless the individual was a
resident of the state for at least six consecutive months immediately before leaving the state.
- (c) An otherwise eligible individual who has been eligible for the immediately preceding 10 dividends despite being absent
from the state for more than 180 days in each of the related 10 qualifying years is only eligible for the current year
dividend if the individual was absent 180 days or less during the qualifying year. This subsection does not apply to an
absence under (a)(9) or (10) of this section or to an absence under (a)(13) of this section if the absence is to
accompany an individual who is absent under (a)(9) or (10) of this section.
- (d) For purposes of (a)(7) of this section, "family member" means a person who is
- (1) legally related to the individual through marriage or guardianship; or
- (2) the individual's sibling, parent, grandparent, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, or
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