myAlaska Demonstration Videos
These videos are provided as public service and do not preclude, supersede, or otherwise State of Alaska statutes and regulations pertaining to the PFD program or myAlaska services.
See also: PFDOnline filing with a printed signature page
myAlaska Frequently Asked Questions
What is myAlaska?
myAlaska is an authentication and electronic signature system, allowing citizens to interact with multiple State of Alaska services through a single username and password. In other words, myAlaska acts as a mutually-trusted third party when individuals need to conduct business with agencies, offices, and programs of Alaska state government.
How is myAlaska connected to PFD
The myAlaska system acts as a third-party, to vouch for the identity of an account holder who wishes to electronically sign their application for a Permanent Fund Dividend. Other than this signing process, personal information about account holders or applicants is not shared between the two agencies, and myAlaska does not play a role in determining applicant eligibility for the PFD program.
Do I have to use a myAlaska account to apply for a PFD
No. All applicants can apply online and return a printed signature page to the Division. Applicants who wish to attach an electronic signature to their online applications can do so with a validated myAlaska account.
Why would I want to use an electronic signature?
Certifying your PFD application with an electronic signature, or e-signature, is quick, secure, and convenient. The e-signature service provided through myAlaska accomplishes several objectives:
- A trusted verification of the identity of the signer (much like a Notary Public provides)
- A definitive time and date stamp of the act of signing
- A guarantee of data integrity, with a tamper-proof “copy” of the signed document(s)
- A legally-binding transaction without waiting or travel
What is myAlaska account validation?
The myAlaska validation process confirms your identity with two independent State agencies, ensuring a high degree of certainty that you, and only you, are associated with your myAlaska account. Not all State agencies require a myAlaska account to be validated in order to use it to conduct business, but those services that do require it depend on the trustworthiness and confidentiality of the validating agencies and of the account holder them-self.
How often do I need to validate for a PFD application?
Only once, and then you can use the same myAlaska account to electronically sign each year!
What do I need to setup and validate a myAlaska account?
These processes are detailed in the videos above. Here is a summary:
- To enroll in myAlaska service you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a valid email address
- To validate a myAlaska account, you must:
- Enter accurate profile information in myAlaska
- Have a current Alaska driver's license or DMV-issued ID card
- Have a paid or eligible PFD application on file for last year
Can I share a myAlaska account with someone, or use one to complete transactions for them?
No. The purpose of the myAlaska account verification and validation processes is to provide a reasonable legal assurance of the identity of the individual conducting business through the account. Just as no one else could sign your driver’s license, for example, no one else’s myAlaska account can be used to sign your PFD application and vice versa. There are only two cases in which you might legitimately e-sign another person’s online filing:
- As the filing adult sponsor for one or more child applications;
- As the filing representative for an adult for whom you have legal authority
Remember, you are legally responsible for business conducted under your myAlaska account, including sworn statements, declaration of residency,etc.
Where can I get more information?
Please visit the myAlaska program FAQ at https://my.alaska.gov/Popups/Help.htm