Social Security has provided financial protection for our people for over 66 years.
For over 66 years, the Department of Social Security and relatively recently the Income Support and Compliance Division, have catered for the social rights of the Maltese and other residents of the country. Since Malta’s accession to the EU, they cater also for European citizens who may not necessarily live in Malta.
Did you know?
The Social Security Department and the Income Support and Compliance Division provide a wide range of benefits under the provisions of the Social Security Act. Find out what benefits you may be eligible for. The Social Security site has also Benefits Calculators allowing you to enter data and calculate (unofficial) estimated rates of your benefits.
Ġemma is an independent financial capability portal within the Ministry for Social Policy and Children’s Rights. With messages to Know, Plan, Act – the aim of the portal is to provide financial guidance and resources to its users.
The My ĠEMMA Budget Planner tool is an essential part of this project. It enables you to list your expenses against your income to achieve your financial goals.
The Concept of Clear Writing
Hosted by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Mark Musu’, the conference on Clear Writing within the Public Service, focusing on the Social Dimension in Malta was the first of its kind. Held as part of the activities to mark the Social Justice month, the conference was also held to celebrate the 66th year since the birth of the contributory social security system in Malta
Mr. Mark Musu’ introduced the concept of clear writing to raise awareness about its benefits for both the public service, and citizens. The concept is simple. The public service adopts a citizen centric approach. Whether the communication is in written, audio, or visual, it is important to use clear, accessible, and inclusive language that reaches everyone and that everyone can understand.
In the social services sector, communicating clearly and plainly is of pivotal importance, especially given that we talk about the social rights and obligations of everyone. Mr. Mark Musu’ insisted that the message needs to reach people from all walks of life. The conference saw discussions of communicating effectively with children and the importance of applying clear writing within legal texts to write concisely without losing the meaning.