What is the non-contributory pension?

This is a state pension granted to individuals who have not held a regular job and have not made any contributions to the social security (retirement) system. Those entitled to this pension are people with 76% impairment, mothers of seven children or more and people age seventy and up with no income.

It cannot be combined with other types of pensions and/or allowances, that is, people with a non-contributory pension cannot receive another pension or social security in addition to the non-contributory pension. Beneficiaries will receive the pension for life, provided they continue to qualify.

To apply for a non-contributory pension, visit the local office of the National Pension Commission.