A Service Pension is awarded under the provisions of the Pensions Ordinance (Cap. 93.) to:
- Officers who joined the Public Service of Malta before 15th of January 1979 and were appointed to a pensionable office
- Members of the Police Force, the Armed Forces of Malta, the Civil Protection and Correctional Services
- Widows of public officers who held a pensionable post and who contributed to the Widows’ Pension scheme
- Members of Parliament
- Members of the Judiciary and Attorney General
- Secretary to the Cabinet
- Permanent Secretaries
What you’ll get
A Service Pension will be paid every month and will not be more than two-thirds (⅔) of the salary earned by the public officer.
Further information can be obtained by clicking here to access the Service Pensions Manual.
General eligibility criteria:
Officers who qualify for a Service Pension are:
- Officers who joined the Public Service of Malta before 15th January 1979 and were appointed to a pensionable office and was in Public Service for at least ten (10) years;
- Members of the Police Force, Armed Forces of Malta, Civil Protection and Correctional Services who have completed at least 10 years of service;
- Widows’ of public officers who held a pensionable post and who contributed to the Widows’ Pension scheme
- Members of Parliament after serving more than 2 legislatures
- Members of the Judiciary and the Attorney General after completing 10 years of service
- Secretary to the Cabinet who has at least 10 years of service within the Public Service of which at least 1 term in such position
- Permanent Secretaries who have at least 10 years of service within the Public Service of which at least 1 term in such position
- The form to be used for the award of pensions and gratuities is GP 61
- A declaration that the individual does not have any pending disciplinary cases
How to apply
The pension and the gratuity documents of the officer soon to retire upon reaching the pensionable age, are to be sent to the Central Registry at the Department of Social Security by the respective Department of the public officer, by not later than three (3) months before to the officer’s date of retirement.
It is to be noted that the contents in this information sheet and the Service Pensions Manual are for information purposes only and do not have any legal power.