Niue: Increase in fortnightly pension and quarterly child allowance

Premier Tagelagi announced the increase in his speech at the flag-raising day

The government last week implemented the increase in the fortnightly pensions and the quarterly child allowance that Premier Dalton Tagelagi announced at the flag-raising ceremony, pensioners receiving a $30 increase in their fortnightly payments while the children will receive $100 every three months.

In an email to BCN News, the Director General of the Ministry of Social Services, Gaylene Tasmania explained that the pension has increased by $30 which means that pensioners 60 years to 69 years will receive $440 fortnightly or $11,440 per year.

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