Govt Advises Public On Pension Applications

August 17, 2016

The Department of Social Insurance is advising the public that “there is a possibility that not all new pension applications were processed in time for the August 15, 2016 payment”.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Social Insurance would like to advise the public that as a result of the temporary office move to Global House in May, there is still a possibility that not all new pension applications were processed in time for the August 15, 2016 payment.

“New applicants for benefits who submitted prior to May 31, 2016, and whose 65th birthday was on or prior to that date and who did not receive a payment on August 15, 2016, should contact the Department at 294 9246 to allow for an expedited payment.

“Applications submitted after May 31, 2016 would have been received in the Department’s new, temporary location on the ground floor at Global House and should be processed normally within 60 days.

“The Department apologizes for any inconvenience caused at this time.”

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  1. Terry says:

    And it does not stop there.
    The ladies who did my pension in Bermuda did an outstanding job ( I will mention their names later).

    It’s the Crown Agents in Britain that keep screwing it up.
    I spent $75 for postage for one envelope for a form sent to make sure I was still alive.

    They have a tendency to loose things over there in the Mother Land.

    Keeneeka Beek and Shahnel Woodley did and still do a fabulous job.


  2. Baygrapes says:

    OMG, there is seriously something wrong with the entire structure. WHAT is the civil service doing exactly?

    My son applied a year and a half ago for a government job. He was informed in July 2016 that he had been short listed and they wanted an interview. Needless to say, after 18 months of hearing nothing, he had moved on.

    My daughter has been to more Bermuda Government interviews than either of us care to remember. She has a Master’s degree from the UK in social work and yet still cannot get the courtesy of a reply from any of these Bermuda Government interviews.

    No wonder we cannot move. The civil service has absolutely no incentive to progress anything and the government HR needs to be looked into.

    • Whatever! says:

      What does this reply have to do with Pensions!

      If your children have any issues with Government’s HR Dept tell them to grow up and call the HR Dept themselves, instead of their Mommy venting on social media!

  3. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Govt. Departments are a joke period no matter who is in power…PLP or OBA!!

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    No problem. Seniors should withold taxes like land tax till government comes through with their pensions.

  5. So much for a seamless transition. Pensions are paid on time by pensioners employers, then they should receive them…on time…many of them absolutely rely on them…and are often too proud to kick up.
    When you move office you set that up first…allllll it requires is proper planning and for thought…if you know your going to fail set up a soup line.(fish chowder…with sherry peppers and rum), so our pensioners don’t starve.

  6. Do not disrespect your elders….we virtually stand on their shoulders…their toil got us here.

    • Full Fuulish says:

      Some deserve it, yes! But I don’t respect someone based solely on their age! “Respect your elders!” I must have heard that phrase a thousand times growing up. Its not until I ventured into the big old outside world that I learned that not every senior deserves respect just because they are old. Respect is something that is earned!!

      Just saying