News Local Dates for payment of pensions and benefits for Christmas

Dates for payment of pensions and benefits for Christmas

In view of the Christmas holidays, the Labour Ministry said on Friday it has made arrangements for the payment of pensions and benefits before Christmas.

These will be paid as follows:

  • Minimum guaranteed income, including the Christmas gift will be deposited in beneficiaries’ bank accounts on 13/12/2018
  • The monthly allowance for persons with disabilities on 14/12/2018
  • Monthly special pensions and benefits from the relief fund, including the Christmas gift on 14/12/2018
  • Children’s allowance and allowance to single parent families on 14/12/2018
  • Benefit to veterans and widows of veterans of World War ll on 14/12/2018
  • Benefit to low income pensioners on 14/12/2018
  • Christmas gift to low income pensioners on 17/12/2018

As regards social benefits for which cheques are issued, the ministry said that:

  • Benefits and Christmas gift to all those who receive a monthly allowance will be sent on 11/12/2018,
  • Benefits and Christmas gift to those who receive urgent allowance will be sent on 4/12/2018 και 10/12/2018.
  • Cheques for the enclaved including the Christmas gift will be handed over through the UN on 17/12/2018. Enclaved Maronites will receive theirs through a direct transfer to their accounts on 17/12/2018
  • Cheques for applicants for international protection will be sent on 13/12/2018 and 14/12/2018

Payment of the social insurance pensions and the peoples’ pension of December 2018, the 13th pension and the honorary payment added to the pensions of those who served longer in the national guard because of the 1974 invasion as well as to prisoners and wound of the war, including the Christmas gift, will be paid on  14/12/2018.

Top Stories

220 new cases through PCR tests, one death announced on Thursday

The Health Ministry announced the death of a man aged 84, with underlying conditions who had been treated at the Famagusta General Hospital. The...

Labor Minister: Support schemes averted drastic rise in unemployment

The package launched by the government to support employees and businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic has averted a drastic rise in unemployment, Minister of...

Law for protection of welfare of animals voted

The Ministry of Agriculture hailed the voting of the bill to protect the welfare of animals by the plenary session of Parliament this afternoon. According...

EU fines Teva, Cephalon 60.5 mln euros for delaying cheaper drug

The European Commission on Thursday (November 26) fined pharmaceutical company Teva and its now subsidiary Cephalon 60.5 million euros for agreeing to delay a...

‘Smart and green’ cities in Cyprus soon, Chief Scientist tells CNA

Can research and innovation provide solutions to better serve the citizen and reduce pollution in cities? The answer is that in practice this does...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...