Ministry plans to reduce dependence on coupon system for old age pension

Senior citizens may be able to uplift their pensions using their machine readable identification by 2016 as the Human Services and Social Security Ministry plans to scale-back the Pension Scheme’s dependence on the coupon system.

This disclosure was made by ministry officials who on Monday appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament to answer questions about discrepancies flagged in the Auditor General’s 2011 Report on the agency’s finances.

It was the ministry’s Director of Social Services Wentworth Tanner who revealed the ministry’s plan to the PAC, but the committee …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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