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Wed May 29, 2019, 04:33 AM

Alaska Supreme Court rules against military couple in PFD case

FAIRBANKS -- The Alaska Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Anchorage couple who argued they should receive permanent fund dividends for 2014 and 2015 even though they weren’t physically present in the state for several years prior to that due to the husband’s military assignment.

The court, in a ruling released Friday, upheld an administrative ruling that found the residency requirement is clear and inflexible.

The court itself determined that state law on residency regarding permanent fund eligibility is “plain and unambiguous.”

“The text is clear: an allowably absent individual must be physically present in the state for 30 days in the preceding five qualifying years to be eligible for a PFD,” the ruling reads. “There is no ambiguity about this requirement. “

Read more: http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/alaska-supreme-court-rules-against-military-couple-in-pfd-case/article_1b7745e4-80f0-11e9-a56c-b799913e3b50.html
(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

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