A month-long nationwide vetting and validation of Government’s pensioners by the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) got underway Monday in Bong, Grand Bassa, Maryland, Margibi, Montserrado and Nimba counties.
According to a press statement issued by NASSCORP, the exercise is intended to pave way for the payment of Government pension to former civil and public servants by October, this year.
The exercise will be expended until every Government pensioners in other parts of the country are vetted and their names entered into NASSCORP database, the release said.
Government pensioners will be required to submit the originals and photocopies of their retirement’s letters, pension certificates, pension payroll ID Cards, death certificates and passport-size photo at vetting and validation sites across the country, during the exercise.
The Corporation is calling on all Government pensioners and survivors of deceased Government pensioners to cooperate; noting that it is a prerequisite for receiving Government pension from NASSCORP.
It can be recalled that in February 2017, the empowering of PRC Decree No. 14 that governed the operation of NASSCORP for 37 years was repealed and replaced by an Act creating a new Chapter 89 of the Executive Law establishing the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation of the Republic of Liberia.
The said Act transferred the administration of Civil Service Pension Program to the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation upon coming into force.