25 Mar 2016

Fiji NPF staff work through weekend on post-cyclone papers

1:37 pm on 25 March 2016
Gita Angelina and her children

Gita Angelina and her two children in Nadalei in the Fiji interior after Cyclone Winston Photo: RNZI- -ALEX PERROTTET

Workers for Fiji's National Provident Fund will work through the weekend to process applications for disaster assistance after Cyclone Winston.

The national pension fund's chief operating officer, Jaoji Koroi said it had received a huge volume of applications since the destructive cyclone, and had struggled to meet normal turnaround.

Mr Koroi said more than US$47 million had been paid out for 85,000 of the 146,000 applications received.

However, several applications were put on hold because of incomplete or incorrect forms, and 1,300 applications were only eligible for less than US$5.

The deadline for applications for the Cyclone Winston assitance is April 4th.

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