$35M MORE PAID TO FNPF MEMBERS DURING EASTER BREAK
The Fiji National Provident Fund cleared an additional $ 35million for 26,224 Cyclone Winston in natural disaster applications during the Easter long weekend. The total paid out to members as of 1pm yesterday was $135.6m. FNPF chief operating officer Jaoji Koroi has reaffirmed the fund’s commitment to members that all duly-completed applications will be processed and paid out by April 4, 2016. “All our resources have been diverted to this exercise to meet this deadline. Again, our staff will work long hours this week and also work this weekend to process applications from members,” he said. Mr Koroi said that only queried applications will be handled after the deadline. “The biggest challenge with regard to queried applications are the incomplete forms. So, we have a dedicated team dealing with these applications, and our staff are contacting these members to have them complete the statutory declaration forms.” He confirmed that overseasbased members, will be validated this week. About 300 applications have been received from these members.
“Our staff will be vetting and validating these members in the next few days via Skype and other communication channels. “We would also like to thank our members for their patience in the past few weeks. For those, who have yet to be paid, we plead for your understanding and patience once again,” Mr Koroi said.
146,000 applications on the final day of submissions on March 18.