As at the beginning of the year, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) had saved about GH₡144 million from the deactivation of accounts of 11,478 pensioners since 2018.
In June 2021 alone, the SSNIT Pension Scheme also paid 231,316 pensioners over GHS250 million.
According to the Trust, the highest paid pensioner receives GHS129,979 each month whilst the lowest earning pensioner is paid GHS300.00.
This was made known in a statement by the Trust, informing the public on how it intends to delete names of pensioners who fail to complete or renew their Pensioner Certificates.
SSNIT noted that presently, there are some 13,451 pensioners, 72 years and above, who receive monthly pension, but are yet to complete or renew their Pensioner Certificates.
The Trust therefore warned that from 1st September, 2021 it will delete the names of pensioners, aged 72 and above, who fail to complete or renew their Pensioner Certificates.
The exercise, it said will ensure that pensions are paid to the right persons.
The Trust said the accounts of such pensioners will only be reactivated when they renew their Pensioner Certificates.
To avoid any inconvenience, the Trust has entreated pensioners who are yet to complete their Pensioner Certificates to do so by 30th August, 2021.
“All such pensioners should visit the nearest SSNIT office to renew or complete their Pensioner Certificates,” SSNIT stated.
It added that, “Those with mobility challenges may contact SSNIT to schedule a home visit for the completion or renewal of their Pensioner Certificates.”
For Pensioners visiting a SSNIT office for the Pensioner Certificate renewal, SSNIT urged them to carry along their Ghana Cards to have their SSNIT and NIA numbers merged if they have not done so already.
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