FNPF approves $1k assistance for affected western members

Update: 6:52PM THE Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has approved a $1000 assistance for its members living in flood-affected areas in the Western Division.

Fund CEO Jaoji Koroi confirmed that FNPF officers would be deployed to the flood-affected areas from tomorrow and would work closely with the Commissioner Western?s Office in assisting members.

“The $1000 is for immediate relief. We understand that some members will need more than $1000 for their repairs,” Mr Koroi said. 

“The housing withdrawal assistance is also available to our members should they need to access more funds. We also have the Quick Repair Assistance in which members can access up to $5000 for repair works.”

However, members will be required to show proof of residence by providing their utility bills or through verification by delegated government officials.

They must also provide a recent bank statement as all payments will be made to their personal bank accounts. 

These documents will assist in the withdrawal application process and members are requested to ensure they provide the required documents to the FNPF teams.

Mr Koroi reiterated that the FNPF Act 2011 allows for the provision of assistance to members once a natural disaster has been declared.

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