The St Helena Government Benefits Office is currently reviewing and updating Claims for Basic Island Pension, in accordance with the Social Security Ordinance 2010.

All recipients who were awarded Basic Island Pension (BIP) prior to September 2015 will be contacted by the Adjudication Officers of Social Security to obtain documentation to verify their claim for Basic Island Pension.

This includes a copy of their birth certificate or passport to verify their birth date also evidence of their work history for years that are counted towards their Basic Island Pension Claim.

It is anticipated that in the majority of cases, this exercise will not affect the entitlements of BIP recipients.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your Claim for Basic Island Pension you may contact the Benefits Office on telephone number 22605 Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 4pm.

SHG

10 January 2017

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