Government pensioners to get increase next month
The recently announced increases in pension payments to government pensioners are to take effect next month.
Minister of Finance Audley Shaw says the payments will be retroactive from July 1, 2015.
Shaw told parliamentarians yesterday that approximately 35,000 pensioners are set to benefit from the new rates.
In outlining the new payment regime, the finance minister said some beneficiaries will receive increased payments ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 more each month.