All orphans collecting pension between the ages of 15 and 24 must submit a new original school letter every new school year or new term to prove that they are enrolled in school on a full-time basis.
All orphans collecting an orphan’s pension locally and abroad who are between the ages of 15 and 24.
For orphans in yearly education cycles:
- An original school letter must be issued at the beginning of each new school year. The school letter must be an original document issued by the school and specifying whether it is a fulltime enrolment.
For orphans in term based education cycles:
- An original school letter must be issued at the beginning of each new term. The school letter must be an original document issued by the school and specifying whether it is a fulltime enrolment or how many study hours per term or subject.
What to send
An original document issued by the school specifying whether it concerns a fulltime enrolment or how many study hours are involved per term or per subject.
- GED and CXC courses are not considered valid educational cycles.
- Scanned copies of school letters are not accepted.
- All orphan pensions will be automatically temporarily blocked by the 1st of September of each year if the school declaration has not been received or is not in order. Pensions will be unblocked and payments reinstated upon receiving the correct school letter
Blocked funds will be paid retroactively with a maximum of 2 years if the original school letters over that period are submitted.