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Name: Provident Fund (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 8 of 2008).
Country: Kiribati
Subject(s): Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-09-08
Entry into force:
ISN: KIR-2008-L-84047
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line PacLII, University of the South Pacific PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-07-05)
Abstract/Citation: This short Act amends the Provident Fund Ordinance as amended in 2005 by the Provident Fund (Amendment) Act No 11 of 2005. The amending Act of 2005 section 20(2) restrict members who have reached 50 years of age from making further withdrawals until at least six months has elapsed from the date of the previous withdrawal, or such other period as may be prescribed by the Minister, acting in accordance with the advice of Cabinet. The members reaching 50 have voiced complaints of this restriction. As they have reached 50, they consider it is for them to decide when to withdraw from the Fund at any time until the amount standing to their credit are exhausted. This amending Act have addressed that by repealing subsection (2) of section 20 of the amending Act No 11 of 2005. The second part of the amendment removes the present imposed restrictions on a member attaining 45 years of age to withdraw 50 per cent standing to his or her credit from the Fund. The amendment further clarifies that the 50 per cent which a member is not allowed to withdraw at any time, is the equivalent amount of the 50 per cent available when such member first attains 45. Once a member has withdrawn that 50 per cent portion, he or she is not entitled to withdraw further until he or she has reached 50 years of age.
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