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Retirement Pension – Tentative Assessment


A person may request a Contributory Pension Tentative Assessment to find out what the pension income is on retirement.

What you’ll get

A tentative assessment will present the applicant with:

  • A clear picture of what the social security pension would tentatively be.
  • An opportunity to pay missing social security contributions in case of gaps in Social Security Contributions along the years, to improve the pension rate prior to reaching the pension age.
  • Different pension rates at different pension ages.
  • Whether one would be eligible for a pension and more.


General eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be at least fifty-five (55) years of age prior to reaching the pension age.
  • An applicant who was, or is currently employed and paid social security contributions prior to the applicant’s pension age.
  • A fresh Tentative Assessment can only be requested by an insured person under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.) only after a lapse of eighteen (18) months from a previous pension rate estimate.

Documentation Required

General documentation:

  • There is no specific documentation required, as the tentative pension rate is calculated on the information currently held by the Department of Social Security.
  • If the claimant was, or is currently employed outside Malta, proof of contributions paid abroad would be required.

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.