N.dollars 50 increment for pensioners implemented
20 Jul 2013 11:40
WINDHOEK, 20 JUL (NAMPA) The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has announced that pensioners monthly grant will be N.dollars 600 as from the end of August this year.
The N.dollars 50 increment on the old age pensions and disability grants was announced by the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, George Simataa in a media statement availed to Nampa on Saturday morning.
According to the statement, the monthly grants for pensioners as well as the related grants provided by the Namibian Government to people living with physical disabilities have been increased from N.dollars 550 to N.dollars 600 per month as from 01 April this year.
The beneficiaries of the grants will therefore receive an amount of N.dollars 600 during the August payment, as well as back-pay of N.dollars 50 retrospectively from 01 April this year.
The PS further announced that the funeral benefit for pensioners and disability grants have been increased from N.dollars 2 200 to N.dollars 3000, effective from 01 August 2013.