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Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Development

Contributory Benefits

Contributory Benefits
 
 
1. PRIVATE SECTOR, PARA-STATAL ORGANISATIONS, SIPF AND NON-CITIZENS
(a) Contributions are compulsorily payable in respect of employees of the private sector provided they earn the minimum prescribed amount.
(b) Contributions have also to be paid by para-statal organisations in respect of temporary or part-time employees for whom no contributions are paid to SICOM Ltd.
(c) About 4,000 employees of the Sugar Industry who were already members of the Sugar Industry Pension Fund (SIPF) on 31 December, 1973 are excluded from NPF coverage as they remain covered under the SIPF.
(d) Non-Citizens who have a valid work permit are covered under the NPS as from the third year of residence in Mauritius.
2. EMPLOYEE 18 - 60 OR 65 YEARS
(a) Contributions are payable in respect of an employee as from the age of 18 up to the normal retirement age of 60.
(b) However, an employee can defer his claim for Contributory Retirement Pension (CRP) until the age of 65, in which case contributions have to be paid by the employee and his employer up to that age.
(c) If the employee opts to claim his CRP at the age of 60 and continues to be employed, the employer has to pay only his share of contributions to the scheme until the employee reaches the age of 65 or on retirement before that age.
3. INDUSTRIAL INJURY AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE - 15 TO 18 YEARS
A young person between the age of 15 and 18 is covered for Industrial Injury and Occupational Diseases under the NPS although contributions are not payable on his behalf by his employer.
4. SELF-EMPLOYED AND NON-EMPLOYED PERSONS
(a) The National Pensions Act also provides for the payment of contributions on a voluntary basis by self-employed and non-employed persons. Contributions may be paid in multiples of five rupees, the minimum amount of contributions being Rs 70 a month and the maximum amount Rs 470 a month.
(b) All contributions paid on behalf of employees who were over 40 years in 1978 have been increased by 100 per cent, as a subsidy by the NPS, in order to enhance the quantum of pension by 100 per cent. Provisions exist to enhance to a lesser extent the contributory retirement pension of younger employees.
 
1 (a) Contributions are payable at the rate of 10.5 per cent by millers and large
employers of the Sugar Industry (those having at least 100 arpents of sugar cane
cultivation).
(b) All other employers pay contributions at the rate of 6%.
(c) The share of the employee's contributions in both cases is 3%.
(d) Employees of the sugar industry are entitled to pensions at a higher rate as
they earn a higher number of pension points.
2 (a) The Act provides that employers can apply to the Minister to pay contributions at a
special rate of 8.5 per cent, in which case their employees have to contribute at the
rate of 5 per cent.
(b) Such employees are entitled to the same enhanced pension coverage as employees
of the Sugar industry.
3 (a) The minimum monthly remuneration on which contributions are payable is Rs 790
for household employees and Rs 1 380 for other employees.
(b) The maximum monthly remuneration on which contributions are payable for both
categories is Rs 9,040
.
(c) Contributions are not payable on bonus,overtime pay and allowances.
 

Contributory Retirement Pension (CRP)
ELIGIBILITY
Payable to a person on reaching the age of 60 if he has contributed to the National Pensions Fund.
AMOUNT PAYABLE
Annual CRP =(i) Total No of pension points accrued x value of a pension
point x 2 (divide by 12 for monthly CRP) (for those who
were 40 years or over in 1978)
(ii) Total No of pension points accrued from date
of entry to end of relevant financial year x
40 x value of a pension point

(divide by No of years of contribution from
date of entry to end of relevant financial year)
(for those who were 40 years or over in 1978)
 
DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED
(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Marriage Certificate (for married women)
APPLICATION
Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.
 
Contributory Widow's Pension (CWP)
ELIGIBILITY
Payable to a widow whose late spouse had contributed to the National Pensions Fund (NPF).
AMOUNT PAYABLE
(a) Maximum Monthly CWP = 20 x average annual number of pension points
x value of one pensions point, divided by 12.
(b) The CWP is reduced to two-third of this amount after one year if the
widow has no dependent child.
(c) A lump sum equivalent to 12 months CWP is payable upon remarriage.
(d) On reaching the age of 60, the widow inherits the same pension that her
late husband would have been entitled to as Contributory Retirement
Pension. This pension is payable for life, with annual increases.
DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED
(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Marriage Certificate
(iv) Death Certificate of spouse
APPLICATION
Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.
 
Contributory Invalid's Pension
ELIGIBILITY
(i) payable to a person who suffers from incapacity of at least 60 per cent for a minimum period of 12 months
(ii) that person must have contributed to the NPF
Amount payable same as for Contributory Widow's Pension.
DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED
(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Medical Certificate/ Report, if any
(iv) Bank account number
APPLICATION
Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.
 
Contributory Orphan's Pension
ELIGIBILITY
Payable to orphans under the age of 15 (18 if at school), if any of the deceased parents had contributed to the NPF.
AMOUNT PAYABLE
15 per cent of the Contributory Pension that any of the parents would have been entitled to.
DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED
(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) Death Certificate of parents
(iii) National Identity Card
APPLICATION
Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.
 

 

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