COVID-19: Pensions

Safely collecting your pension

How older people can safely collect pension payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a new respiratory disease that poses a significant risk to older people.

Due to their reduced immunity and the increased likelihood of existing chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, the infection can lead to severe complications and even death.

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Key Messages on pensions


Pension payment agencies need to collaborate with community-level leadership, government health departments and other services and commercial partners to develop an appropriate and coordinated response.

This requires consultation with older people, who can provide input on how to reach older people across different contexts, and in line with basic human rights. Key messages for older people when collecting pensions payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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