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Contributory Widow's Pension (CWP)


Payable to a widow whose late spouse had contributed to the National Pensions Fund (NPF).


(i) Maximum Monthly CWP = 20 x average annual number of pension points x value of one pensions point, divided by 12.

(ii) The CWP is reduced to two-third of this amount after one year if the widow has no dependent child.

(iii) A lump sum equivalent to 12 months CWP is payable upon remarriage.

(iv) On reaching the retirement age,  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.


(i) Birth Certificate

(ii) National Identity Card

(iii) Marriage Certificate

(iv) Death Certificate of spouse

(v)  Bank Account Number and name of bank in Mauritius


Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.​