Old Age pensions available from July 7, NIS announces

Mon. 6 July is a public holiday

 DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 4, 2020

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has announced that due to the National Holiday on Monday, July 6, 2020, the payment of Old Age Pensions will commence on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at post offices countrywide.

In a press release issued today, the NIS disclosed that recently implemented alphabetised system by the Guyana Post Office Corporation will be in effect. Seniors will be paid as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – Pensioners with last names beginning with A – D
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – Pensioners with last names beginning with E – J
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Pensioners with last names beginning with K – R
  • Friday, July 10, 2020 – Pensioners with last names beginning with S – Z

The NIS is also reminding pensioners to visit their Head Office at Brickdam, only if they are uplifting books between 7 am and 3 pm.

Additionally, their cashiers at the Brickdam Office will be open and encashing vouchers during the pension week from 7 am to 2 pm.

Those seniors who already have their pension books and are only encashing vouchers are asked to visit the Camp Street office or the NIS office nearest to them between the hours of 8 am -2 pm. Pensioners are also reminded that books can be uplifted at their local offices.

The Management of the NIS is asking that persons utilise the handwashing htations and sanitising dispensers upon entering and leaving the compound and adhere to seating arrangements. They are also required to wear a mask when visiting the office.



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