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Special UNJSPF Emergency Fund Payment following the February 2023 Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

22 February 2023

The thoughts of the Pension Fund staff go out to all those affected by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, and the devastation that it caused.

As with similar events in the past, the Fund will facilitate the processing of an emergency payment to those directly impacted by the earthquake. This will be a one-time fixed payment to help offset damage and/or loss of property suffered as a direct consequence of the disaster.

Retirees or beneficiaries who suffered hardship as a direct result of the earthquake and would like to be considered for this one-time payment from the Emergency Fund should submit the duly completed, dated and hand-signed "Special Emergency Fund Application Form", which can be found here.

This payment of USD 500.00 will not preclude those affected from submitting additional requests for assistance, should expenses attributable directly to the earthquake be beyond this amount. Such additional claims would be addressed under the Emergency Fund's normal administrative guidelines and arrangements, as published on the Emergency Fund webpage and related resources.

In such cases, the normal guidelines would apply, and the claim would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Any claims for the one-time payment should be sent to the dedicated email address [email protected]. Please write "Türkiye/Syria Earthquake, February 2023" as well as your full name and nine-digit Unique ID or five-digit alphanumeric Retirement number in the subject line of the email.

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