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FNPF one-off lockdown COVID-19 relief to open next Monday

FNPF one-off lockdown COVID-19 relief to open next Monday

By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 21/04/2021
Acting Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaivalu.[Image: file photo]

A one-off COVID-19 relief for FNPF members impacted by the lockdown restrictions in the Western Division will open from Monday 26th April 2021.

Acting Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaivalu says this relief will be a one-off payment of $220, given that the containment period is 14 days, which is equivalent to two weeks.

He says members living in the containment area and who are currently accessing phases two and three of the COVID-19 relief, will not be eligible for this one-off relief.

Vodonaivalu says FNPF members who are unable to attend work due to the containment restrictions will be eligible for this relief but will need to liaise directly with their employers.

He adds this also includes members who live and work in the containment area but their workplace has closed for the lockdown period due to its high-risk nature.

Vodonaivalu says the Fund is already liaising with employers in terms of the provision of a list of employees who are affected by the lockdown.

FNPF is encouraging members in the containment area, as well as those outsides of these areas, to access their digital platforms and not risk their health by physically visiting their offices

There are two main modes of application submission โ€“ employer portal and the myFNPF App which will be available from Monday 26 April 2021, when the scheme opens.

Affected members can access $220 from their General account, with the government providing top-up for those that have an insufficient general account balance.

The one-off lockdown relief will close on May 3rd.

Members can call 3307811 or email Information@fnpf.com.fj for more information.

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