Govt: Pension Cheques Were Paid Early

April 13, 2021 | 3 Comments

[Updated] The Department of Social Insurance advised that “those receiving pension cheques were paid early yesterday [April 12].”

A Government spokesperson said, “Those who normally receive their pension cheques by mail had them delivered yesterday Monday, April 12, 2021.

“As a special note, during the Stay at Home Period, pensioners will be able to visit their respective banks to cash their cheques on their designated shopping days, which is in accordance with the regulations in place. Banking hours will be from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm.

“The Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bermuda Post Office and the Accountant General’s Department for their collaborative efforts in ensuring that Bermuda’s pensioners were paid on time.”

We asked the Government for clarity on their statement above that “pensioners will be able to visit their respective banks to cash their cheques on their designated shopping days, which is in accordance with the regulations in place” and we will update as able.

Update 2.47pm: We have received a response to our query yesterday seeking clarity on the ‘designated days’ statement above, and the Government now confirms that the designated shopping days are only for grocery stores and gas stations only [which is what the regulations state] and that “members of the public who need to conduct banking business should do so in accordance with the bank’s guidelines under the stay at home order. ” The banks have all provided advisory notices about their policies, which can be read here.

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  1. Southampton Resident says:

    And how are the pensioners who don’t have cars or drive supposed to get to their respective banks when the buses are not running? Are they now expected to take a taxi which will take money away from medicine/groceries?

  2. Dejavu says:

    This is a lie my mother never received hers and her banking day is tomorrow. So if it’s not there tomorrow what’s she supposed to do

  3. Let's Keep It Real says:

    Some have not received theirs, whilst their first shopping day is Wednesday( today)and their next is Saturday. Banks are closed on Saturday.

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