Scheme intended for Maltese residents or persons insured for Maltese Social Security purposes. Whereby eligible applicants can pay back-dated Social Security Contributions which are missing from their respective contribution history, in such a way that they can either qualify for a contributory pension, or else enhance its current or potential payment rate.
Eligibility criteria are as follows:
1. Applicants must be normally resident in Malta and insurable in Malta for Social Security purposes;
2. Applicants have to be aged 59 to 64 years old (must not have turned 65 years old); and
3. Applicants must be currently gainfully occupied and registered as such by Jobsplus employment Agency.
Under the provisions of this scheme, eligible applicants may be allowed to pay a maximum of 260 Social Security Contributions (equivalent to 5 years of insurance), which do not necessarily have to be lying in the last five years preceding date of application. Payment of arrears of contributions are not allowed for periods when applicant was not normally resident in Malta.
The applicable rate due for payment of Arrears of Contributions is the standard Class 2 Rate SA as applicable for the year of payment.
Eligible persons need to apply on the appropriate application form issued by the Department of Social Security. The Department of Social Security then processes each application received and; apart from a Bill of Arrears; will issue a comparative pension rate estimate according to the billed arrears paid or otherwise. Applicants will be also formally informed if their application has been rejected or if payment of missing contributions will not eventually enhance their potential pension rate.
How to Apply
You can call at any Social Security Office (view list here
) and apply there.
Alternatively, you can download the application as indicated below:
Once you complete the application and you have all the required documents, you can send it by post to:
Department of Social Security
Short Term Benefits Section
38, Ordnance Street,
Valletta VLT 2000
Alternatively, you can also drop it at your nearest Social Security Office.