Minimum Pension

Government Pensioners are entitled to receive a minimum pension each year based on their years of service.

The Government of Jamaica stipulates the minimum pension, which is subject to change.

The current minimum pension with effect from July 1, 2019 outlines that:

  • Pensioners age 55 and older, who have completed between 10 to 19 years of service, should not be paid a pension less than $15,000.00 per month and if they have completed 20 years or more of service they should not be paid less than $19,000.00 per month.
  • Widows/Widowers should not be paid less than $7,500.00 per month.
  • Dependents such as children or other stated beneficiaries should not be paid less than $3,625.00 per month.

Pensioners under the age of 55, who were not retired on the grounds of ill health or did not complete 10 years of service are paid the amount set out in their pension award letter.

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