Social grant beneficiaries to receive N.dollars 1 300
14 Aug 2019 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 14 AUG (NAMPA) The Old Age and Disability social grants will increase to N.dollars 1 300 from the current N.dollars 1 250 as from this month.
This was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday by Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Executive Director, Esther Lusepani.
The government earlier announced that the two social grants would increase by N.dollars 50 for the 2019/2020 financial year with effect from 01 April.
Lusepani said that in September, all beneficiaries will receive a once-off payment of N.dollars 1 500 which includes the monthly N.dollars 1 300 and N.dollars 200 back pay for April, May, June and July.
The ministry urged the beneficiaries of the social grants to use the funds for their own welfare and that of their families.