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Retrospective Payment of Social Security Contributions – Invalidity


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 history. 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 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 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 59 and 64 years old (must not have turned 65 years old)
  • Applicants must be currently in receipt of Invalidity Pension

    How to apply

    Fill in and submit the application online.