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Shawnda O'Brien, Director of Public Assistance
Shawnda O'Brien


Division of Public Assistance

Public assistance promotes self-sufficiency and provides basic living expenses to Alaskans in need. Read more…

July 1, 2019: Due to budget constraints the Senior Benefits Program has been discontinued and as of July 1 no payments will be issued.  Clients affected by this action should explore other public assistance programs to determine their eligibility. Staff are ready to assist clients in learning what other programs may be available.

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