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Unemployment assistance application for Vanua Levu

May 26, 2022 6:30 am

The application for the one-off unemployment assistance of $100 to Fijians in Vanua Levu opens today.

The Fijian government had set aside $13 million in the 2022 Revised National Budget for this exercise.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says consideration will be given to those whose income has been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic and those who have received other forms of assistance are not eligible.

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Sayed-Khaiyum says the application process takes less than three minutes once all the required information is available.

“It is important that the individuals applying for this assistance gather all the required information before dialing *161# because it’s quite easy once you’ve got all the information. Incomplete submissions or submissions containing incorrect information will not be considered.”

The application will close on May 31st.