Overview

The Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners is paid to a person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), but does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions to qualify for a Contributory Pension.

What you'll get

The payment of the Grant is based on the number of Social Security Contributions paid by the person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.).

 

  • Five hundred euro (€500) is awarded to a person who has paid between fifty (50) – two hundred and fifty-nine (259) contributions.
  • Six hundred euro (€600) is awarded to a person who has paid twohundred and sixty  (260) contributions or more.

 

The Grant is paid once a year. If a person was born after 1st January in the qualifying year, a pro-rata payment is made for that year.

 

The Grant will continue to be paid even to persons over seventy five (75) years of age.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

 

  • If a person was born:
    • Between 1952 and 1955, grant is paid at sixty two (62) years.
    • Between 1956 and 1958, grant is paid at sixty three (63) years.
    • Between 1959 and 1961, grant is paid at sixty four (64) years.
    • If on 1st January 1962 or after, grant is paid at sixty five (65) years.
  • A person who has paid more than fifty (50) Social Security Contributions but does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions paid to qualify for a Contributory Pension.
  • A person should be a resident in Malta or in a European Union Country.

 

How to apply

The Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners is issued automatically. This occurs when a contributory pension application is rejected by the Department of Social Security, on the basis that a claimant does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions to qualify for a Contributory Pension. However, in those cases where the department does not have details regarding Social Security Contributions paid by a person, then an application needs to be submitted.

Fill in and submit the application online.

Documentation required

General documentation:

 

  • 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 should be a local savings or current account, but not a loan account. The indicated account should be in the name of the beneficiary only. Banking details may be updated on mySocialSecurity.

 

 

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