Bus Fare Allowance Payment Schedule For …

Bus Fare Allowance Payment Schedule For …

The Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has announced a revised Bus Fare Allowance Payment Schedule. The bus fare allowance refers to the subsidy scheme of the Fijian Government that assists older persons (aged 60+) and persons living with disabilities, whereby 51,700 individuals are being assisted with a transport allowance.

As per the Fijian Government Budget Announcement in July, 2022, the Ministry will continue to pay the Busfare Top Up as a lump sum to cover for 3 months travel allowance.  This payment will be made by the 5th date of every quarter. The next  quarterly payment of $75 will be paid by the 5th of August, 2022.

We advise our Recipients to use their allowances wisely and make it last 3 months. If the funds are utilised before the end of October, recipients will need to top up their cards at their own  expense, until the next payment is processed in November 2022.

Recipients are kindly reminded to carry their Social Welfare bus fare ID cards (yellow for Older Persons and red for Persons with Disability) together with their e-transport card (purple for Older Persons and green for Persons with Disability) for easy ID verification while travelling.

The Ministry officials with relevant stakeholders will monitor the implementation of the program. For more information  please contact your nearest Department of Social district office or send a message via the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s Facebook page.

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