A total of 15,920 Fiji National Provident Fund members will receive their $220 relief payment today for Phase Two of the COVID-19 withdrawal scheme.
Out of these, 1,283 members are receiving their second payment after being assisted on 5 June.
Altogether, these members will be paid $17.5 million over a period of 10 weeks.
Yesterday ‘s payments totaled $3.5 million, with $1.9 million subsidized by Government.
These members will continue to receive their fortnightly payments until their total funds of $1,100 are fully paid.
Chief Executive Officer, Jaoji Koroi said the Fund has automated its withdrawal processes to improve the efficiency of services to members.
Mr Koroi reiterated that Phase Two targets members on leave without pay and those who are unemployed.
As long as staff are working, they will not qualify for Phase 2.
FNPF empathizes with its members but the focus right now is on those who are not earning any income due to the impact of COVID-19.
Members must ensure that their FNPF records are updated with their latest email address, TIN or mobile number before they can register for the app and to contact the Fund to get these details updated.
The maximum amount for this withdrawal phase is $1,100, with $220 disbursed to the member’s bank account on a fortnightly basis, with the final payment on 18 August.
The next payment cycle will be processed on 7th July therefore, members applying for the first time must ensure FNPF receives their application before 3rd July.