77,507 Fiji National Provident Fund members have been paid out $49.1 million to date under the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme.
18,312 members were subsidized by the government top-up, receiving more than $6.67 million.
FNPF Chief Executive Officer, Jaoji Koroi says that $42.4 million of members’ funds has been withdrawn under the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme.
Altogether, 86,854 applications were lodged. Close to 4,600 members will be paid out this week.
Koroi says they understand that some members are still waiting and these are applications that the teams are trying their best to complete.
He apologizes for the delays they have encountered and assures them that if they meet the requirements, they will receive their funds.
Meanwhile Koroi says the Fund has reverted to normal operations today, with a dedicated team tasked with processing COVID-19 applications.
He also stressed that the national health safety restrictions in place will remain and all visitors to the Fund’s offices or premises, will be required to adhere to the physical distancing protocols, with only 20 people at a time allowed into Fund offices, especially for smaller branches or agencies.
He says their Valelevu Office which had been closed from 1st April, opened today and is now operating as normal. However, the Fund is requesting members to make full use of services available on its digital platforms such as the myFNPF mobile app, Member portal or myFund, minimizing the need to physically visit FNPF offices.
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