The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in accordance with section 80 of the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766) has increased (indexed) pensions-in-payment for 2013.
A statement signed by the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Trust, Evangeline Amegashie said "as a result [of the increase], all pensions-in-payment as at December 31, 2012 has been increased by a fixed rate of 12 per cent and a flat amount of ÂÂ¢21.36 per pensioner."
"This gives an overall indexation rate of 22.6 per cent for the year 2013," the statement added.
'However, the minimum monthly pension will now be ÂÂ¢100.00 for new pensioners with effect from January 2013.
'Furthermore, all pensioners receiving monthly pension of less than 100.00 will be placed on a pension of ÂÂ¢100.00 per month,' the stated said