Automatic increase in disability pensions for individuals aged 60

Disability pensions to match the non-contributory age pension for individuals reaching 60 years of age

Disability pensions will increase by €5.16 per week for persons reaching 60 years of age, family minister Michael Farrugia said.

Whilst visiting the Kawax Ltd factory in Marsa, Farrugia said the increase in the disability pension would be equivalent to the non-contributory age pension.

The increase in the rate will be automatic. The minister explained that the automatic update of the pension means that individuals will no longer need to apply for the age pension when they turn 60.

240 persons are expected to benefit from this measure announced in Budget 2016. Beneficiaries have been contacted by the department.