A person who is certified as being incapable for suitable fulltime or regular part-time employment due to a serious disease or bodily or mental impairment will be entitled to an Invalidity Pension, subject to the relative contribution conditions.
A person who is under retirement age, may be eligible for an Invalidity Pension, if the following criteria are fulfilled:
- Applicant has been continuously in full-time or regular part-time employment or self-occupation or registering for work under Part I for a period of not less than twelve months prior to the date of application;
- Applicant has been certified incapable for suitable regular full-time or part-time employment by a Medical Panel appointed by law;
- The incapacity mentioned above is considered by the Medical Panel as prohibiting an individual from suitable full-time or regular part-time employment or self-occupation for not more than three years and not less than one year;
- On the date of claim for such pension, the applicant has, at least 250 paid contributions, and paid or credited at least an average of 20 contributions per year from the age of 19 or 18 as the case may be (or 1964/65 whichever occurs first) till the date of the claim.
A person wishing to apply for the Contributory Invalidity Pension may do so by filling in the prescribed application form.
- Prescribed application form for Contributory Invalidity Pension
- Marriage certificate (requested certificates of any births,marriages or deaths, are to be attached only if they are not registered at the Public Registry of Malta).
- Documentation showing contributions paid and income received from gainful occupation during the past two years.
The Department of Social Security informs the applicant in writing about the outcome of the claim. Once awarded, Invalidity Pension is deposited into a bank account as specified by the applicant.
How to apply?
You can apply online by visiting the Eforms page.
You can also call at any Social Security Office (view list here) and apply there.
Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by visiting our Application Form page.