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All Social Welfare Scheme recipients insured – Koroivueta

16:35 Thu Oct 11, 2018


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Sainiani Boila

The Social Welfare Department has clarified that all Fijians under the Social Welfare Scheme are included in the insurance premium paid by the government.

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Permanent Secretary, Josefa Koroivueta, says this includes those under the social pension scheme, poverty benefit scheme, care and protection allowance, and those receiving a disability allowance.

“ One is a thousand dollars for funeral expenses. Second one is $3,000 for a term for death, the third one is for personal that’s a three thousand dollar cover and also for fire to their own homes, and it’s also a $3,000 cover.”

Koroivueta says the government signed an agreement with the Fiji Care Insurance Company to facilitate the programme.

A total of 77,000 social welfare recipients are covered in the insurance programme.



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