FNPF PAYS OUT $1.04m to 1,200 MEMBERS

More than 1,200 Fiji National Provident Fund members living in the worst flood-affected areas in the Western Division, have received Natural Disaster assistance totaling more than $1.04 million.

Majority of these members live in Ba and Nadi – areas that were severely affected by the floods.

“Since activating this assistance, the Fund has been working closely with the Commissioner Western Office to prioritize those living in the worst affected areas,” said Chief Executive Officer Jaoji Koroi. 

“Our teams have been working around the clock to reach as many members as possible and have issued more than 7,500 forms to date.”

“Some members have missed out on the initial inspection but our teams have been notified and have revisited these members.”

Mr. Koroi said some members have tried to beat the system by photocopying forms, however, he stressed that applications received on such forms will not be accepted.

“Members living in other parts of the country continue to enquire and some have even attempted to apply for the assistance despite living in the other regions. We will not accept these applications”

“This only delays our efforts to get to those who really need the assistance,” said Mr. Koroi.

“We continue to remind members these funds are from their retirement savings and they are only assisted if they’re eligible or have enough funds in their general account.

Meanwhile, FNPF offices will be open tomorrow (Saturday 14 April) to receive flood assistance applications.

This includes the Sigatoka, Namaka, Lautoka and Ba offices and members are reminded that no other services will be provided. 

Inspection is ongoing and schedules are published in the daily newspapers, broadcast on the radio and posted on FNPF social media pages.