Senior Citizens Grant

Overview
 
The grant is a one time payment but paid every consecutive year. The amount of €300 is paid to those elderly persons who have already reached their 75th birthday on the 1st of January 2016, or on a pro-rata basis from the date of the 75th birthday up to the end of the current year.
 
 

Eligibility

 
Elderly persons who are still living in the community, that is:
 
(i) reside in their own residence in Malta or Gozo;
(ii) reside with their relatives in their residence in Malta or Gozo
 
 

Procedure

 
Payment will be effected by a means of a cheque addressed to the elderly person at his / her own residence or at the residence of the relatives with whom he / she is residing. Alternatively, it could be deposited in a bank account as provided by the elderly person.
 
In cases where the elderly person dies, no refunds are collected from the payment pertaining to the period after death however, refund will be collected in those cases where the elderly person stops residing in his or her own residence or with his / her relatives in their residence, and starts receiving a fully funded state financed residential service or in any other residence not financed by the State, up to the end of the year.
 

This benefit is awarded:

 
(a) automatically to those elderly persons who receive a pension from the Department of Social Security
(b) following a claim made by elderly persons who do not receive a pension from the Department of Social Security
 
In circumstances related to (b) a claim must be submitted on the form provided by the DSS. The form may be obtained from any District Office of the Social Security Department or else can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
 
You can call at any Social Security District Office (view list here) and apply there.

Alternatively, you can download the application as indicated below:

Click here to print application in Maltese.

Click here to print application in English.
 
Once you complete the application and you have all the required documents, you can send it by post to:

Department of Social Security
38, Ordnance Street,
Valletta VLT 2000