Information on Senior Benefits Error –
April 5, 2016
Division of Public Assistance recently found some Senior Benefits payments for April
were incorrectly issued. Approximately 3,800 Alaskans who are in the highest
income bracket and receive their benefits via direct deposit were impacted. The
amount of the deposit was $125 instead of the correct amount of $47.
To ensure Senior
Benefit recipients in the effected income bracket receive the correct amount of
benefits for the three month period of April, May and June, the benefits for
May and June will be reduced to $8 each month so recipients receive the correct
will be mailed this week to explain the mistake, offer an apology, and detail
the steps being taken to correct it.
sorry for any confusion this may have caused and are working hard to fix the
error so it doesn’t happen again,” said Public Assistance Director Sean
have any questions about this payment error, please email the Division of
Public Assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local
Public Assistance office.
A list of office
locations can be viewed here: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/features/org/dpado.aspx