Delay in FNPF payout

Members of the public at the Fiji National Provident Fund branch in Nausori. Picture: FILE

Issues encountered by the Fiji National Provident Fund during the processing of applications had led to delays in payout to some members for the first round of the Lockdown round 2 payments last week.

FNPF acting chief executive officer Viliame Vodonaivalu yesterday said those members would receive their funds today.

He also apologized for the delay and assured members that the fund would do better for future payments.

According to Mr Vodonaivalu members who were part of the group that missed out had submitted their applications before the deadline – 11 June, however, issues were encountered which contributed to the delay in their payments.

“We also have members who applied for Phase 2 Round 6 before 11 June, that also did not receive their first payment last week. Our team are unable to process these members’ payments this week but will instead ensure that they are paid in the next payment cycle on Tuesday 29 June.

“These Phase 2 Round 6 members will receive $440 which is the total amount payable.

“We are currently reviewing these phases and are monitoring the resumption of business, in line with national efforts to contain the health pandemic, while at the same time, returning to some form of normalcy,” said Mr Vodonaivalu.

According to the fund the next payment for Phase 3 Round 5 is scheduled for Thursday 24 June, while the Phase 2 Round 6 and Lockdown Round 2 payments are on Tuesday 29 June.

Phase 4 Round 3 and the Voluntary member’s relief application deadlines are on 30 June 2021.

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