Social grant beneficiaries to get more in August
18 Jul 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JUL (NAMPA) Pensioners and people with disabilities who receive monthly grants from Government, will get their increased grants next month.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, I-Ben Natangwe Nashandi announced this in a media statement issued late Monday.
Government earlier this year increased monthly grants for the elderly and people with disabilities with N.dollars 100 from N.dollars 1 100 effective from 01 in April this year.
The statement said the enactment of the Appropriation Act of 2017 has now been finalised and all beneficiaries will receive N.dollars 1 200 from August. Recipients will also get back-pay of N.dollars 400 for the months of April, May, June and July. This means that for the month of August they will receive a once-off grant of N.dollars 1 600.
From September onwards beneficiaries will receive N.dollars 1 200 each.
The ministry appealed for such grants to be used for the welfare of the beneficiaries and their families.