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Elders Pension allowance in Botswana
Old age pension(Elders Pension allowance in Botswana) is for Botswana citizens only who are 65 years old and above. Eligible pensioners are required to register either with the Pension Officers at the District Commissioners Office, Service Provider or Headquarters (Social Protection Department).Currently, the pension allowance is BWP530.00 per month. Pensioners have a choice to access their allowance as cash from Service Providers in all pay points or monthly bank transfer to beneficiaries’ bank accounts.
Who is eligible?
Elders Pension allowance in Botswana is for the Botswana citizens only who are 65 years old and above.
Eligible pensioners are required to register either with the Pension Officers at the District Commissioners Office, Service Provider or Headquarters (Social Protection Department)
Currently, the Elders Pension allowance in Botswana is BWP530.00 per month.
Pensioners have a choice to access their allowance as cash from Service Providers in all pay points or monthly bank transfer to beneficiaries’ bank accounts.
How do I get this service?
Applicants for Old Age Pension allowance in Botswana are required to register with the department of Social Protection at headquarters, district offices and Service Providers.
Who can appoint a proxy?
- A beneficiary who is unable to collect their old age pension due to ill health, Old Age or Physical disability may appoint any person of his/her choice, preferably a relative to receive the allowance on their behalf.
- A beneficiary may revoke a proxy or appoint another if still necessary.
- Proxy must produce his/her Omang during payments.
A beneficiary who receives the allowance through bank credit or through proxy is required to make a life declaration once in every six months, failing which the payment is automatically suspended until he/she declares, in which case he/she would be entitled to arrears.
How do i access missed payments (arrears)?
A beneficiary for Elders Pension allowance in Botswana who is unable to collect his/her allowance during payments will be paid arrears cumulatively for a period of six months which he/she has to apply for through the department or service provider.
- An old Age Pensioner who is serving a prison term or is on extra-mural sentence, payments are stopped up to the month he/she is released from prison or complete his/her sentence and he/she is not entitled to arrears for that period.
- Arrears can only be claimed within a continuous period of twenty three months from date of application. Arrears beyond twenty three months is forfeited.
More information can be obtained from all Local Authorities or toll free numbers:
|Gaborone City Council||0800 600 061|
|Francistown City Council||0800 600 242|
|South East District Council||0800 600 795|
|Southern District Council||0800 600 795|
|Kweneng District Council||0800 600 794|
|Kgatleng District Council||0800 600 880|
|Lobatse Town Council||0800 600 876|
|Jwaneng Town Council||0800 600 765|
|Selibe Phikwe Town Council||0800 600 746|
|Sowa Town Council||0800 600 754|
|Kgalagadi District Council||0800 600 793|
|Ghanzi District Council||0800 600 770|
|North West District Council||0800 600 792|
|North East District Council||0800 600 792|
|Chobe District Council||0800 600 875|
|Central District Council||0800 600 796|
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
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