COVID-19: Early relief assistance payment for members

Applicants wait outside the FNPF office in Nausori. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU/FT FILE

The teams at the Fiji National Provident Fund are clearing out pending COVID-19 applications this week and are processing payment for applications that have been approved.

FNPF acting chief executive officer Viliame Vodonaivalu said this was specifically for members applying for the lockdown relief, voluntary members relief and phase 4 round 2.

“This includes the early payment for phase 2 round 5 members, whose relief funds were to be paid next week Tuesday, May 18, 2021,” Mr Vodonaivalu said in a statement issued this afternoon.

“We fully understand the challenges that many of our members are facing and hope that this early payment will ease some pressure.”

According to the FNPF, a total of $9.25million is being paid to 37,077 members for phase 2 round 5 cycle 4 – with 32,466 receiving a Government top up of $7.7m.

These members will be able to access their funds from tomorrow morning depending on the banks crediting process.

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