Due to medical conditions, a member can opt for Pension Benefits at an early age. This is termed invalidity pension.
What is an incapacity pension?
An incapacity pension is a sum of money payable monthly as financial assistance for those who are incapable of work as a result of a disease, sickness or bodily injury which is likely to remain permanent.
In the case of disability as a result of illness or accident (80% to 100% incapacity) the granting of an incapacity pension before reaching retiring age as soon as the Medical Board certifies the person to be unfit to work. The pension may be for life or for a specific period of time to allow for review as may be recommended by the Medical Board.
Conditions for Incapacity Pension
- The member needs to be certified by SPF’s Medical Board as being incapable to work
- The member needs to have contributed to either the Seychelles Pension Fund or Seychelles Pension Scheme or the Social Security Fund for;
- The last 10 years continuously, immediately prior to being certified, or
- For any period of years aggregate since 1979
How to claim?
A claim for Incapacity Pension, must be lodged with our Benefits Section on the prescribed form. The claim must be accompanied by the following documentation:
- National Identity Card or a Passport
- Bank Account details
- Employment Certificate
- Birth Certificate