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Retrospective Payment of Social Security Contributions – Carer’s Allowance and Increased Carer’s Allowance


This scheme is 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 record. The scope of this scheme is to enable applicants either qualify for a contributory pension, or else enhance their current or potential pension payment rate.

What you’ll get

Under the provisions of this scheme, eligible applicants may be allowed to pay a maximum of two-hundred and sixty (260) Social Security Contributions, equivalent to five (5) years of insurance, which do not necessarily have to be in the last five (5) years preceding date of application. Payment of arrears of contributions is 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 in which the arrears payment is made.

In addition to a Bill of Arrears, the department 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.


General eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be normally resident in Malta and registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.).
  • Applicants must be aged between fifty-nine (59) and sixty-four (64) years old. However applicant must not have turned sixty-five (65) years old.
  • Applicants must be currently in receipt of the Carer’s Allowance or the Increased Carer’s Allowance.

How to Apply

Fill in and submit the application online.