New rounds for Unemployment Relief
New rounds for the Fiji National Provident Fund COVID-19 Unemployment Relief will open on Monday 20 December 2021, specifically for members who can self-fund from their General Account.
The re-start of Phases two, four and the Voluntary members’ relief, will assist members who continue to be unemployed as a result of the health pandemic.
Fiji National Provident Fund Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaivalu said that after gauging the feedback from members, the Fund decided to open another round of relief for members who had sufficient General Account balance.
“The new rounds will be for those members who continue to be unemployed or are currently on leave without pay. Members who recently lost their jobs due to redundancies and non-vaccination also qualify for this relief.”
“Given that Christmas is just around the corner and the school year starting in the second week of January, the relief will undoubtedly provide members with some much need assistance to enjoy the festive season and prepare their children.”
The minimum General Account balance required for this assistance is $135 with a minimum withdrawal amount of $100 and maximum of $2,000.
“The opening of our national borders will undoubtedly set in motion various economic activities, including employment. However, we are aware that there are some members who may not be able to secure employment right away and we hope that the new relief rounds will help them through this period.”
All applications are to be submitted through the myFNPF App.
There will be a one-off payment and funds will be paid through the following modes:
- Bank transfer
- Vodafone M-PAiSA