FNPF to com­plete pro­cess­ing by April 4

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The Fiji Na­tional Prov­i­dent Fund has as­sured its mem­bers that all ap­pli­ca­tions for the TC Win­ston Nat­u­ral Dis­as­ter as­sis­tance would be pro­cessed and paid out by April 4.

FNPF chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Jaoji Koroi gave this as­sur­ance yes­ter­day re­quest­ing for pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing in re­gards to the pro­cess­ing time. “Given the huge vol­ume of ap­pli­ca­tions, we are not able to meet our nor­mal turn­around time,” he said. “But we are com­mit­ting all our re­sources to turn around all ap­pli­ca­tions by the 4th of April. FNPF staff are work­ing long hours and dur­ing the Easter week­end to en­sure that we meet our tar­get.” By 1pm yes­ter­day over $100mil­lion has been paid out for 85,000 out of the 146,000 ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived.

Cur­rently, 3430 ap­pli­ca­tions are on queried sta­tus be­cause of in­com­plete forms and in­cor­rect per­sonal de­tails.

As well 1300 ap­pli­ca­tions have el­i­gi­bil­i­ties less than $10; and over 300 pay­ments were re­turned by the banks due to in­cor­rect or closed bank ac­counts pro­vided by mem­bers. “We know that there are a lot of anx­ious mem­bers out there who would like to re­ceive their funds for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion works as­so­ci­ated with the dam­age by Cy­clone Win­ston,” he said. “We will en­sure that your funds will be paid out but just al­low us time to com­plete the pro­cess­ing given the mag­ni­tude of the work re­quired here.”

He said all ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived were digi­tised or scanned and there was min­i­mal like­li­hood of ap­pli­ca­tions be­ing lost or mis­placed. “We have both the phys­i­cal and soft copy of all ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived,” he said. Mr Koroi said that af­ter the April 4, only ap­pli­ca­tions that have been queried would be dealt with. Source: FNPF

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