FNPF extends unemployment assistance applications

FNPF employees screen members waiting in line at the Suva branch. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/FT FILE

The Fiji National Provident Fund has paid out $13.6 million to 1452 members under Housing Assistance, $9.06m to 1714 members with low-balance accounts, and $5293 to three members under the micro-business assistance.

Fund CEO Viliame Vodonaivalu yesterday announced the extension of its Government Unemployment Assistance for Fijians living outside Viti Levu to October 31 – for Fijians who may have missed out on the deadline last week, to submit applications.

“We encourage Fijians, who live outside of Viti Levu to be mindful of these dates and ensure they submit applications within the extension period.

“All information pertaining to the application process has been updated on the fund’s website and shared to our social media platforms,” he said.

Meanwhile, the fund’s Housing Assistance will close at the end of this month and members who wish to access this relief must contact their lenders or financial institutions where their home loans are held.

According to the fund, members who qualify for the low balance withdrawal and the micro-business assistance must ensure they provide the required documents to ensure minimum processing delays.

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