Overview

The Senior Citizen Grant is awarded to those persons who are seventy-five (75) years or older and
  • still living in their own home or with relatives, or
  • living in a private residential home, which is              outside the Public Private Partnership scheme.

What you'll get

The Senior Citizen Grant is a one-time payment paid every year.

The amount of three-hundred euro (€300) is paid to those elderly persons who are between seventy-five (75) years and seventy-nine (79) years of age on the 1st January of the current year, or on a pro-rata basis from the date of the seventy-fifth (75th) birthday up to the end of the current year.

As from 1st January 2024, elderly persons who are eighty (80) years and older the grant received will be that of four hundred and fifty euro (€450).

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:
 
  • Persons who are Maltese Nationals who reside       permanently in their own residence in Malta or      Gozo.
  • Persons who are Maltese Nationals who reside       with their relatives in their residence in Malta         or Gozo.
  • Persons who reside in a Private Residential            home, outside the Public Private Partnership           Scheme.
  • Foreign persons who have a permanent                   residency in Malta and hold an                                Australian/Canadian nationality or members of       the European Union, Council of Europe or              European Economic Area. Foreign persons who      do not hold the mentioned nationalities, are          not eligible for a Senior Citizen Grant, even if          they have permanent residency in Malta or            Gozo.

Documentation required
General documentation:
 
  • Persons whose Identity Card number ends with         letter ‘A’ or ‘P’ are required to produce a copy of       the Identity Card.
 
  • Ensure that your banking details held by the            Department of Social Security are updated to            receive payments by direct deposit in a bank.            The IBAN number must be a local savings or            current account, but not a loan account. The            indicated account must be in the name of the          beneficiary only. Banking details may be updated      on mySocialSecurity.

How to apply

The Senior Citizen Grant is issued automatically, however an application is to be submitted by those:
 
  • Persons who have been admitted to a                     retirement home and were later discharged.
  • Persons who are not in receipt of any benefit,        unless they have already received the Senior           Citizen Grant in previous years.
  • Persons whose Identity Card number ends with      letter ‘A’ or ‘P’ need to apply each year for this        grant.

Fill in and submit the application online.
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