Pension payment dates for 2018

In our prior posts, we have discussed the assessment of benefit claims, the outcome of which is your pension payment issued on a four-weekly basis. Is the state pension paid monthly? It has been a while, since the 1980s, that pension payments from the Department of Social Security have been paid in advance and every…

Power of Attorney

KNOW ABOUT Power of Attorney A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows you to appoint a person or organisation to manage your affairs. All POAs are not created equal. It is a legal document (highlighted in our civil law Articles 1856 up to 1890), also known as “prokura” in the Maltese Language.…

How much pension will I get?

Are you eligible for a pension? How much pension will you get? Do you have enough contributions to retire at age 61 instead of at the respective pensionable age? Are you entitled to any credits such as study credits, child rearing credits that would increase your contribution average? How will the percentage (%) increase affect…

Vulnerabilities as You become Older

Although there is no data available with regard to Malta, research overseas shows that elderly financial abuse is a growing trend. Indeed, other than the victim’s age, elderly financial abuse is a crime which is indiscriminate in choosing who it strikes. Factors such as one’s socio-economic status, gender, educational background and geographic location do not…