Government announces rolling out of assistance

August 14, 2022 5:30 pm

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Government pensioners and aftercare beneficiaries will receive a direct additional top-up of $180 to their accounts.

This payment will be done on the 31st of this month which is aligned with the next pension payment date.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says all social welfare recipients will receive a direct additional top-up of $180 to their accounts on the 5th of next month.

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“Approximately $18m will be paid out to the 90,000 social welfare recipients and about 8,000 government pensioners and aftercare fund recipients. No applications are required for this group of people as they are already in the system.”

Sayed-Khaiyum also adds that all students on TELS and Toppers do not have to fill out any forms as TSLS knows the students and they will receive the payment on the 5th of next month.

“For those students who are currently not on TELS or not on TOPPERS, they still at universities or any of these institutions that they have highlighted USP, FNU, University of Fiji, Corpus Christi, Fulton Sangam, Pacific flying school Advanced aviation training, they can apply also online for that assistance and they need to provide various information that is required on the forms.”

Sayed-Khaiyum says it is best for students to visit digital platforms for more details on the application process.