If enough contributions are paid in Malta to qualify for a Retirement Pension, contributions paid in the UK are not utilised. It will be more beneficial for the pensioner as the pension rate will not be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
If these contributions are needed so that you:
- accumulate the amount of contributions needed to retire earlier, at 61 years of age, or
- benefit from the % increase measure, having had enough to retire early but postponed retirement date and continued to work or
- qualify for a Maltese social security contributory pension,
contributions paid in the UK will be taken into account.