Lockdown Relief Round 2

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Members who cannot reach their workplace because of the lockdown zones, who work for high risk and non-essential businesses which have closed for the lockdown period or whose wages have been affected (wages reduced or no pay) can apply for the COVID-19 Lockdown Relief from Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

This withdrawal relief closes on Friday, 25 June 2021.

Note: Members who applied for Lockdown Round 1 will be automatically registered for Round 2.

 

1. Who can apply?

Members:

  • living outside the lockdown zone but work inside the lockdown zone
  • living inside the lockdown zone but work outside the lockdown zone
  • working for high risk and non-essential businesses which have closed for the lock¬≠down period
  • whose wages have been affected (wages reduced or no pay)

 

2. Who cannot apply?

The following will not qualify for this relief:

  • Civil servants, statutory bodies, FNPF
  • Members who are currently being assisted through Phase 2 Round 6;
  • Members who are currently being assisted through Phase 3 Round 5.

 

3. How much can I apply for?

Members are eligible for $440 from their General Account (two fortnightly payments of $220). Government will top up to the maximum amount for members with insufficient General Account.

 

4. How will I receive the funds?

You will receive $220 for two fortnights and will be paid out in the following preferred modes:

1. Direct Transfer to Bank Account

2. M-PAISA

3. Post Fiji Bill Pay

Depending on the date the application is received and approved by the Fund, payment will be as follows:

Lockdown Relief Payment

 

5. What are the qualifying conditions?

Members must also have their contributions paid up to March 2021 or the contribution schedule to be uploaded.

 

6. How can I lodge my application?

If you are applying on the mobile app, you must ensure that your employer has put your name on the lockdown white list and provided this to FNPF.

You can view the white list below to see if your employer has already contacted the Fund.

  Application mode

    Requirements

  myFNPF mobile app  

  1.     Valid photo ID

  To download the app:

  • Apple App Store link: 

  https://apps.apple.com/fj/app/myfnpf/id1302760657 

  • Google Playstore link:

  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fj.com.myaccount.myfnpf&hl=en

  Employer portal

  If you are applying through your employer then you must submit the following:

  1.     Valid photo ID

  2.     Application form

  You also must then forward the form and ID to your employer either via email, viber, messenger, WhatsApp or any other online mode.

  Your employer will need to upload the form on the Employer portal https://myaccount.myfnpf.com.fj/ProMISESS/wfmLoginExternal.aspx

 

 

7. What does the employer need to submit to FNPF?

Employers need to provide to FNPF the names of the affected staff who qualify for this COVID-19 Withdrawal Lockdown Relief so that we can add their names to the lockdown white list, enabling them to apply on the myFNPF app. Employers need to fill the COVID-19 Lockdown White List Form and email it to

 

8. What is the lockdown white list?

The lockdown white list will determine which members are to be assisted, as verified by their employer. If your name is not on the white list then you will not be able to apply on the mobile app. You will then need to contact your employer.

The whitelist will be available from Tuesday, 8 June 2021.  

 

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COVID-19 Lockdown Relief Round 2 Form

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