Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners

Overview

The Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners is paid to a person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), but does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions to qualify for a Contributory Pension.

What you’ll get

The payment of the Grant is based on the number of Social Security Contributions paid by the person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.).

  • €400 is awarded to a person who has paid between 50 – 259 contributions
  • €500 is awarded to a person who has paid 260 contributions or more

The Grant is paid once a year. If a person was born after 1st January in the qualifying year, a pro-rata payment is made for that year.

The Grant will continue to be paid even to persons over 75 years.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • If a person was born:

– Between 1952 and 1955, grant is paid at 62 years

– Between 1956 and 1958, grant is paid at 63 years

– Between 1959 and 1961, grant is paid at 64 years

– If on 1st January 1962 or after, grant is paid at 65 years

    • A person who has paid more than 50 Social Security Contributions, but does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions paid to qualify for a Contributory Pension
    • A person should be a resident in Malta or in a European Union Country

    Documentation required

    General documentation:

    • Ensure that your banking details held by the Department of Social Security are updated to receive payments by direct deposit in a bank. The IBAN number should be a local savings or current account, but not a loan account. The indicated account should be in the name of the beneficiary only. Banking details may be updated on mySocialSecurity

    How to apply

    The Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners is issued automatically. This occurs when a contributory pension application is rejected by the Department of Social Security, on the basis that a claimant does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions to qualify for a Contributory Pension. However, in those cases where the department does not have details regarding Social Security Contributions paid by a person, then an application needs to be submitted.

    Fill in and submit the application online.

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    Last Updated: 29/12/2021