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COVID-19: KiwiSaver significant financial hardship applications

Page last updated: 17 Apr 2020

Alternative steps to verify identity and financial circumstances

A person applying for a significant hardship withdrawal can complete a statutory declaration via a video call with an authorised witness (such as a lawyer). However, given the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the FMA considers supervisors can, at their discretion, accept applications that take alternative steps to verify an applicant’s identity and financial circumstances.

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