Increased pensions for persons above minimum being discussed

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Dear Editor,
THIS response relates to the letter published in the Stabroek News dated Wednesday, May 15, 2019, captioned: “This increase should have been applicable to all NIS pensioners.”
Please be informed that the recent increase was only for Old Age pensioners who were in receipt of a minimum pension of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) as at December, 2018.
The issue of increases for persons whose pensions are above the minimum is currently being discussed by the National Insurance Board and management.

Regards
Dianne Lewis-Baxter
National Insurance Scheme