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Social Welfare Ministry payout $1.7M to beneficiaries

May 18, 2019 12:05 pm

The Social Welfare Ministry has since 2016 paid out $1.7m under its Social Pension Insurance cover.

Minister responsible, Mereseini Vuniwaqa says this payout was for over 1000 Social Pension beneficiaries as of January 1st this year.

Vuniwaqa says this was a great help to families whose members who were beneficiaries passed away and also to beneficiaries who survived fire incidents and other accidents.

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 “This insurance scheme has become a Lifeline for most of these families and it has been administered by Fiji Care as the under writer for this, and I must say that they are very efficient in the way that they deal with the cases.”

Vuniwaqa says the insurance covers all beneficiaries including Poverty Benefit Scheme recipients, Care, and Protection Allowance recipients, Social Pension and the Disability Allowance recipients.

 

 

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