SNPF CONCESSIONARY ASSISTANCE – COVID 19

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As was announced in Parliament this morning 7th April 2020 during the Second Supplementary Budget 2019/2020 address by the Minister of Finance Honourable Sili Epa Tuioti, the wide-ranging stimulus package includes the SNPF component as follows:

1. One-month refund on member-loans repayments

All members with ‘member loans’ (i.e. small loans and short-term loans) will be given the option of refunding their repayments for the month of March 2020. The total value of this assistance is up to $5.5 million tala.

If you are a member and you wish to take advantage of this assistance, please complete and sign the “COVID-19 Refund Consent” form (see below) and send it along with a copy of your valid ID to the email address refund@npf.ws

OR place in an envelope and drop these documents off to our specially allocated box on Level 1 of the SNPF Main Building or at our offices in Vaitele and Salelologa.

The COVID-19 Refund Consent form is available at www.npf.ws/memberforms

 

2. Six-month moratorium on contribution payments for Hospitality Sector

Employers in the hospitality sector will be permitted to postpone their contributions payments for the six-month period January to June 2020 to be payable only in July 2020. The total value of this assistance is $2.6 million tala.

 

3. Two-month FREE rent for all private-sector SNPF property tenants

All private-sector rental tenants of the Fund at the Main Building, Plaza, ACE and all other properties of the Fund will be granted two month’s FREE rent. The total value of this assistance is $604,000 tala

 

4. 20% early withdrawal for members in the Hospitality sector who have lost employment due to COVID-19

Subject to certain conditions, members in the affected sector to be allowed:

a) member loans offset from contributions
b) Early withdrawal of either: 20% of net contributions OR $4000 tala, whichever is lesser.
c) Other Terms and Conditions apply for eligibility

If you have lost your job as a direct result of COVID-19 and you wish to take advantage of this assistance, please complete and sign the “COVID-19 20% WD Consent” form (see below) and deposit the form and the required documents at our Members Department on Level 4 of the SNPF Main Building or at our Salelologa office.

The COVID-19 20% WD Consent form is available at www.npf.ws/memberforms

For more information on this particular assistance, please email withdrawal@npf.ws

5. A special payment of $300 tala per person for all pensioners under the Senior Citizens Benefit Fund on top of the normal pension.

A date for this special pay-out will be announced in due course.

We stand ready to assist our people during this time of uncertainty so that we can all wither this storm together and emerge victorious on the other side by the Grace of Jesus Christ.

Faafetai

 

 SNPF FAAMAMAAVEGA FAAPITOA – KOVITI 19

I taualumaga o le Palemene i le taeao nei Aso 7 Aperila 2020, i lana Tala Fa’aopoopo Numera 2 Fa’atatau o le Tupe 2019/2020, lea na fofogaina e le Afioga I le Minisita o Tupe, le Afioga Sili Epa Tuioti, le aotelega o le fesoasoani a le Malo , sa aofia ai ma le vaega e patino i le Fa’aputuga Tupe o le Lumanai Manuia o Tagata Samoa e faapea:

1. Tasi le masina e toe fa’afoi atu ai tupe na totogi mai i Nonogatupe Laiti

E aofia uma ai le au fai saofaga o loo I ai a latou nonogatupe laiti, ma nonogatupe faa-vaitaimi. E tuuina atu i lau filifiliga e toe faafoi atu ai lau tupe na totogi mai I le Masina o Mati 2020. O le aofaiga atoa o lenei fesoasoani e tusa ma le $5.5 miliona tala.

A fai e te fia maua lenei faamamaavega, faamolemole faatumu ma saini mai le form “COVID-19 Refund Consent” ma tuuina mai faatasi ma sou ID aloaia i le e-meli refund@npf.ws

PO O LE tuuina mai o le form ma faamaumauga uma i se teutusi ma tuu mai i pusa faapitoa ua saunia e le ofisa i le Fogafale 1 o le tatou ofisa autu i Apia, ia poo ofisa a le NPF i Vaitele ma Salelologa.

E mafai ona maua le form o lo o taua i luga i le tuatusi lenei i le upega tafailagi www.npf.ws/memberforms

 

2. E ono masina e faapafala ai Saofaga totogi mo Pisinisi Tumaoti, e patino auaunaga i vaega o Faletalimalo, ma tagata tafafao-maimoa mai fafo, ma faleaiga.

O le a faapafala tupe totogi o saofaga a Pisinisi Tumaoti e patino auaunaga i vaega o Faletalimalo, ma tagata tafafao-maimoa mai fafo, ma faleaiga mo le ono (6) masina, mai le Masina o Ianuari 2020 se ia oo atu ia Iuni 2020, se ia fatoa amata toe totogi mai i le Masina o Iulai 2020. O le aofaiga o lenei fesoasoani e $2.6 miliona tala.

 

3. Lua masina e le totogiina ai le fa’aogaina o vaega o fale a le NPF.

E aofia uma ai vaega uma o le ofisa Autu NPF, Plaza, ACE, ma isi uma vaega o loo lisi ina atu e le NPF i pisinisi tumaoti. O le a fa’aogaina e aunoa ma se totogi mo le lua (2) masina. O le aofaiga atoa o lenei fesoasoani e $604,000.00

 

4. E 20% o saofaga mama o le a mafai ona tuuina atu mo le au fai saofaga ua fa’amutaina a latou galuega ona o le faaletonu o nisi o falefaigaluega talu ai le aafiaga o tamaoaiga o le lalolagi ona o le Koviti-19

O aiaiga o lenei faamamaavega e faapea:

a) O le a soloiesea uma nonogatupe laiti mai le saofaga
b) Tala i tua le 20% o le saofaga mama, e le sili atu lona tauaofai i le $4000 tala
c) E iai isi aiaiga faapitoa mo le agavaa i lea faamamaavega o le a silasila totoa iai le aufaigaluega.

A fai ua faamalolo tumau se faisaofaga mai lana galuega ona o le aafia o le falefaigaluega i le faaletonu o le tamaoaiga o le lalolagi talu ai le Koviti-19, faamolemole faatumu mai loa le form “COVID-19 20% WD Consent” ma tuuina mai faatasi ma isi faamaumauga o loo moomia e pei ona faailoa atu i le form o loo taua i luga. Tuuina mai i le Vaega o le Members a le NPF i le fogafale 4 o le ofisa autu i Apia ia poo le tatou ofisa i Salelologa.

E mafai ona maua le form o lo o taua i luga i le tuatusi lenei i le upega tafailagi www.npf.ws/memberforms

Mo nisi faamatalaga e patino i le faamamaaevega lenei, faamolemole e-meli le tuatusi withdraw@npf.ws

 

5. O le a totogiina atu i le au fai penisione uma o le Atunuu ua resitalaina i le Penisione o Tagata Matutua a Samoa le $300 a le tagata e ese mai i le penisione masani o loo totogiina atu i masina uma.

O le faamoemoe ia faamatuu atu lea fesoasoani ae le i maea le masina o Aperila 2020.

Ua sauni le NPF tatou te galulue faatasi e vave ona faasafua atu nei faamamaavega mo le manuia lautele o si o tatou atunuu ma o tatou tagata a o tatou nofo-tatalo mo le faaolataga o lo o faatali mai i tua atu o lenei mala e tusa ai ma le Alofa Tunoa o lo tatou Alii o Iesu Keriso.

Faafetai

OFISA SILI O PULEGA