On­line cal­cu­la­tor for so­cial ben­e­fits launched

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Ju­lian Bon­nici

Fam­ily and So­cial Sol­i­dar­ity Min­is­ter Michael Far­ru­gia yes­ter­day launched the ‘On­line Ben­e­fit Cal­cu­la­tor,’ which will cover chil­dren’s al­lowance as well as in-work, un­em­ploy­ment and sick ben­e­fits.

The on­line plat­form, which is mo­bile phone and hand-held de­vice friendly, will also pro­vide users with a sched­ule of ben­e­fit pay­ment dates.

The ap­pli­ca­tion will al­low users to dis­cover the ex­act amount of so­cial ben­e­fits they are en­ti­tled to by in­putting ba­sic in­for­ma­tion into the sys­tem.

The Min­is­ter also re­vealed that re­tire­ment pen­sion will be in­cluded next June since it was more com­plex and needed more time to im­ple­ment.

The ser­vice will be avail­able 24/7.

“The ser­vice will re­duce ad­min­is­tra­tion work in the depart­ment of so­cial se­cu­rity and will free up hu­man re­sources to be more ef­fi­cient in other ar­eas,” the min­is­ter said.

To ac­cess the ser­vice, visit https://dssser­vices.gov.mt and click the ‘ser­vices’ but­ton from the top-right menu. The plat­form is avail­able in both English and Mal­tese.

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