It was decided that first and foremost the pensioners
in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Baluchistan would be asked to institute mandatory Direct Credit System (DCS) for new pensioners
as in the case of Federal and Punjab Governments.
The basic objective of the project is to facilitate redressal of Pensioners
Grievances as also to provide information and guidance to pensioners
on various pension and retirement related matters.
3 million people entitled to Pension Credit - which tops up the income of the poorest pensioners
- did not take up this benefit in 2013/14, missing out on an estimated PS2.
are being pointed out due to the new system and the PR is taking action against such persons.
Solidarity Syndicate stated that the government owes pensioners
EGP 600bn, as the National Investment Bank (NIB), a state bank managing public investment, had lent this money to governmental agencies "and has not provided pensioners
with the interest owed to them".
We in the West Midlands Pensioners
Convention will campaign vociferously to protect our pensioners
' universal entitlements.
Dragi Argirovski, President of the Federation of Pensioners
' Associations, welcomed as positive all measures that the Government has been undertaking and that are of interest to all pensioners
This compares to PS609 for couples in Wales, PS615 in Scotland, and PS617 in England while single pensioners
here received PS57 less than their English counterparts.
If he had done a U-turn we would not be arguing today about the winter fuel allowance , TV licence, bus pass, all put in place to placate the pensioners
all of these universal benefits were supported by other political parties.
5billion a year and mean about three-quarters of pensioners
would lose the allowance, worth between PS200 and PS300 for those aged over 80.
Admittedly there are pensioners
who are in need and cannot afford to or do not drive, for which free public transport is a lifeline.
The City of Windhoek is allocating N$20 million to bad debts incurred by pensioners
and welfare/disability persons, the municipality announced this week at its monthly council meeting on 30 April.