Feature | Jul 08 2020

Life Certificate Guidelines

Life Certificates are essential to the pension payment process. The Life Certificate is an official document used to verify that a pensioner is still alive and; therefore, eligible to receive a pension from the Government of Jamaica. The Accountant General’s…

Feature | Mar 31 2020

Income Tax and the Pensioner

Pensioners are required by law to pay income tax. Once the pension is over the tax threshold then a 25 percent income tax is applied. However the tax threshold varies depending on the age of the pensioner. See below the…

Feature | Mar 27 2020

Restoration to Full Pension

Pensioners retired prior to April 1, 2018 who elected to take a gratuity at retirement and have completed 12 ½ years in retirement will be restored to full pension. When a pensioner elects to receive a gratuity and a reduced…

Feature | Mar 27 2020

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,…