Government Assistance

Outside Viti Levu

Ensure that you have registered for the myFNPF app

Formal sector employees who qualify for the Government Unemployment Assistance and reside outside Viti Levu need to register on the myFNPF app to access the assistance, if not already registered.

Before you register on the myFNPF app, you need to ensure that your TIN number, email address, and mobile number are updated in the FNPF records.

Click on the below link for the myFNPF app registration steps:

 

Click below to download myFNPF app.

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The opening date for this assistance is 25th August 2021.

 

Applications for Government Funded Unemployment Assistance for outside Viti Levu Individuals

 

Formal sector employees residing outside of Viti Levu and are affected by the pandemic will need to apply on the myFNPF app for the Government-funded Unemployment benefit from

25 August 2021 to 1 September 2021.

 

As per the 2021-2022 National Budget Announcement, the key criteria to be eligible for the assistance is the need to have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 7 August 2021.

 

This assistance is also for individuals who are in the formal sector or those that were previously assisted for the FNPF Phase 2 and are still unemployed or Phase 3 (reduced hours/wage rate) and are now unemployed.

 

Criteria for application

Affected individuals will need to meet the following criteria to be able to apply for this assistance:

 

1. 18 years and above

2. is currently unemployed

3. resides outside of Viti Levu

4. have received their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine by 7 August 2021;

 

The following are not allowed to apply:

 

1. All civil servants

2. All other employees in the private sector and statutory bodies who are still receiving employment income

3. All those on FNPF pension scheme

4. FNPF Voluntary members

5. All students on Tertiary Education Loan Scheme and Toppers scholarship receiving normal allowances and

6. All social welfare recipients

 

Individuals currently being assisted under any of the FNPF COVID-19 Unemployment relief are not eligible for the Government-funded Unemployment assistance and likewise, individuals assisted by the Government are not eligible for FNPF COVID-19 unemployment relief. You cannot apply for both.

 

How to Apply

 

Application process

Individuals will need to provide the following details when applying on the myFNPF app:

1. Full name;

2. Birth Registration Number;

3. Date of Birth;

4. TIN number;

5. FNPF number;

6. Voter Identification Number;

7. Residential address

8. Declaration to confirm if the applicant has received his/her first jab of COVID-19 vaccine (YES or NO);

If YES, provide the place of vaccination;

9. Date of First Jab

10. Vaccination Registration Number (10 digit number)

11. Place of Vaccination

12. Consent for Fijian Government to access applicants vaccination details(YES or NO);

13. Statutory declaration to confirm that all information provided is correct.

It is important that individuals applying for this assistance gather all of the required information before applying on the myFNPF app.  Incomplete, late or submissions containing incorrect information will not be considered.

 

Payment by the Fijian Government

The first payment of $360 will be made from 8 September 2021 onwards for the months of August, September and October 2021.

The second round of applications and payment will be in 3 months and will cater for November and December 2021, and January 2022.

As part of the criteria to be eligible for the second round of the $360 payment, you must receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before submission of your application.

Funds will be deposited directly into MPAiSA or MyCASH accounts for eligible recipients.

 

Important notes

The Ministry of Economy will work in partnership with Vodafone, Digicel, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, Fiji National Provident Fund and Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board to verify and process the applications.

Individuals who have a minimum FNPF General Account balance of $755 can apply for the FNPF COVID-19 Unemployment relief. Individuals that do not have sufficient FNPF General Account balance, as well as those who do not prefer to access their General Account, can apply for the $120 per month benefit from Government – but they cannot apply for both.

 

For further assistance, please message us on Facebook, Live Chat with us on our website, or call us.

 

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