2,160 Fiji National Provident Fund members who had applied for COVID-19 Phase 2 Round 5 relief have been paid today.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaivalu says the Fund had to verify these members employment status due to contributions being paid to their accounts from December 2020 to March 2021.
Vodonaivalu says the verification process involved contacting these members’ employers to confirm their employment status and this delayed the processing of their applications.
He says the verification process is important because it determines whether the member qualifies for the assistance.
The Acting CEO is encouraging members to be honest when submitting their applications for COVID-19 relief.
The first payment for Phase 2 Round 5 was disbursed through an early payment last week before the Easter weekend.
The next payment is scheduled for 20th April.
Vodonaivalu says members who applied for Phase 2 but have still not been paid are requested to contact FNPF.
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