Senior citizens to receive additional SRD 100 in December
Senior citizens will reportedly receive an additional SRD 100 when the government pays out old age pensions in December. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing (Sozavo) issued a press release, announcing that the government made the decision recently and that payment will take place during the holidays in December. This means that each person who receives old age pension will receive SRD 625 in December. The senior citizens usually receive SRD 525 per month. According to the press release, the government decided to give each senior citizen an additional SRD 100 because no activities were held on Bigismadey or Senior Citizen Day this year. The government wanted to make up for this and at the same time lend a helping hand which is why it decided to give each senior citizen a once-only allowance of SRD 100.