Pensioners are being warned they will not get social welfare assistance.

Fiji National Provident Fund has advised pensioners to validate themselves for the new pension scheme.

However pensioners thinking of applying for social welfare assistance if they do not meet the validation deadline will be turned down.

Those who do not meet the validation deadline will not get any pension.

FNPF Representative Tevita Nagataleka says they work closely with the social welfare department to ensure pensioners do not get assistance.

Nagataleka says close to 4,000 pensioners who are receiving less than $100 monthly will receive $100 under the new scheme which comes into effect next month.

No changes will be made to pensioners who receive between $100 to $300 a month but those receiving more than $300 will receive less under the new method.

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