Back pay of old age and disability grants to be paid out next month
Since the government announced that the social grants paid to registered persons and persons living with disabilities will be increased from N$1100 per month to N$1200 per month from April 2017, the government has not paid this new amount yet.
Therefore for the month of August, all eligible beneficiaries for old age and disability grants will receive a once off grant of N$1600, which include N$1200 grant for August and a back pay of N$400 for the months of April, May, June and July 2017.
The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare confirmed that all beneficiaries for old and disability grants will be paid next month to eligible beneficiaries.
The ministry also urged all beneficiaries to ensure that these grants are used for the welfare of the beneficiaries and their families.