The Ministry of Poverty and Eradication and Social Welfare have increased monthly grants to an amount N$1 300 which came into effect on 1 April 2019.
The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Executive Director, Esther Lusepani, said in a statement that following the enactment of the appropriate Act 2019, the payment of the increased grants will commence from 1 Sepetember 2019 to all eligible beneficiaries of old age and disability grants.
For the month of September 2019 all eligible benificiaries for old age and disability grants will receive a once off payment of N$1 500 which constitutes a back pay of N$200 for the months since April.
Lusepani said in her statement that benificiaries are reminded is that they already received their increased grant of N$1 300 for the month of August 2019.
The Ministry of Peverty Eradication and Social Welfare urged all beneficiaries to ensure that these grants are used for the welfare of the beneficiaries and their families.