Two months payment to pensioners in advance is being considered by The National Insurance Services, as part of its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is one of several initiatives outlined in a release from the social security agency.
The release said the two months pension payment was “mainly to protect them from social interaction while collecting their cheques”
“The NIS is encouraging social distancing protocol for pensioners against the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, our pensioners would be able to use the funds to assist with the purchase of medication and food supplies in the event the COVID-19 situation deteriorates locally,” the release said.
The NIS also noted that they intend to hire a nurse to be stationed at the NIS to monitor, assess and respond to employees of the NIS, as well as customers in the event that someone displays symptoms relating to COVID-19.