Social Development Ministry sorts out delay in Social Welfare Benefits

Beneficiaries of Senior Citizens Pension, Disability and Public Assistance grants from the Social Welfare Division should begin receiving their cheques from today, March 2nd 2020.

According to an official statement from the Ministry of Social Development, the delay results from additional efforts to ensure greater security, in light of several reports of beneficiaries not receiving their cheques.

The Ministry reports that it has been working closely with TTPost on this issue.

Meanwhile, persons receiving payments via their personal banks accounts and direct deposit, are not affected by this incident. 

The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience to cheque recipients and invites affected citizens to call its hotline, toll free, at 800-1MSD for further information or inquiries.