Reasons For The Delayed March 2021 Stipend
It was disclosed to the media that, Trainees who have been permanently employed with appointments starting from March 2021 or before must not be validated and with that directive, Validating trainees who have been permanently employed or exited from the scheme would ultimately affect those trainees in their new employment and could affect the validating and approving by authorities for their actions as well to eventually affect future funding . This means, if you’re a trainee who has been permanently employed, you should take the necessary steps to decline your NABCO appointment otherwise you’ll find yourself in trouble.
Furthermore, trainees must not change card numbers on their portals for cards that have been REPLACED by their banks. “We are receiving so many requests to change cards which are done and after the verification, they are returned with queries because they turn out to be replaced cards. This takes time for us and the payment platform which ends up delaying the payment of stipends for such trainees.”
Finally, Data is currently being worked on to resolve all issues with trainees who still have “processing payment”, “New eZwich cards” on their payment history, and a fully refunded category of trainees who have been validated for payment. We expect this to be accomplished for the payment of March 2021 stipends and other outstanding arrears.