High Court FNPF
- Last Updated on 29 July 2013
When is FNPF money forwared to High Court ?
Pursuant to Sections 57 of the FNPF DECREE NO. 52 where there is no nomination or an invalid nomination made by a Member of FNPF, upon his/ her death such money is sent to the High Court for proper distribution/ disposal.
How does FNPF money come to High Court ?
- The next of kin (Relatives) informs the FNPF Office that the member has passed away.
- FNPF Office would require their procedures to be followed upon which the money is then sent to the High Court for disbursement.
Which court to be contacted ?
- High Court Civil Registry in Suva
- High Court Registry in Lautoka
- High Court Registry in Labasa
What happens when FNPF money comes to High Court ?
- The FNPF Money is sent to High Court by way of a cheque.
- The cheque is receipted.
- A file is created/ registered under respective name of the Deceased.
Who can be eligible claimant ?
- The next of kin
Who is Next of Kin ?
Example: if the husband passes away, then the wife will be the direct next of kin.
If both parents are deceased [and the FNPF money is either one of the Deceased] the children as the next of kin.
What documents are to be filed ?
- Affidavit (Filing fees is $5.75) [Model Affidavit is available]
- Oath of Affirmation
- Filled Identification form (Provided by the High Court Registry)
- TIN Number
- Passport Size Photo
- Phone contact
- Bank Detail & Account Number
- Valid ID
- Particulars of Spouse/ Legal Guardian
- Consent letter
Where are the documents to be filed ?
- High Court Civil Registry Suva.
- If you are in the Western Division, please consult Actg. Deputy Registrar High Court Civil Registry, Lautoka for assistance.
- If you are in the Northern division please contact Actg. Deputy Registrar High Court Labasa for assistance.
What happens after the documents are filed ?
Subject to Part III –Distribution On Intestacy of the Succession, Probate and Administration Act [Cap 60], Section 6(1) and 6(4)distribution is made depending on the FNPF money.
- Below $20,000 money
- Above $20,000 money
Who receives the FNPF money from High Court ?
- Beneficiaries who are above 18 years old.
- Money is only disbursed by way of a cheque or direct transfer to respective beneficiaries account and not Lawyers trust account.
Beneficiaries below 18 years ?
- Money is retained in High Court under FNPF Decree No. 52 under the Chief Registrar interest bearing account.
- Defacto Partners (husband/ wife) are not entitled to claim FNPF money.
- Children by a defacto relationship are eligible to receive their share of FNPF money.