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The Scheme for Old Age Pension and Persons with Disabilities came into force on January 1, 1955, as envisaged by His Majesty Al-Mahrum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddin, the 28th Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, as part of the first National Development Plan.

Main Objectives

    To enhance standard of living of subjects and permanent residents who have reached 60 years of age and above.

    To enchance standard of living of the disabled and family.

CATEGORIES OF PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES OF OLD AGE PENSION BY ACT NO EFFORT AND 1954

Old Age Pensions 60 years (applicants only)

Aged 60 years and above

    Resident / resides in Brunei Darussalam

o    Not less than 10 years (for those born in NBD)

o    Not less than 30 years (for those born outside NBD)

    Has never left Brunei Darussalam exceeding three (3) consecutive months

The Blind and Dependants Pension

Aged 15 years and above.

    Unemployed / Fixed Income.

    Resident / resides in Brunei Darussalam no less than 10 Years.

    Confirmation by Government Medical Officer.

Mentally ill Person and Dependants Allowance

     Aged 15 years and above.

     Unemployed / Fixed Income.

     Resident / resides in Brunei Darussalam no less than 10 Years.

     Confirmation by Government Medical Officer.

Disabled Pension (applicants only)

     Aged 15 years and Above

     Resident / resides in Brunei Darussalam no less than 10 Years

     Confirmation by Government Medical Officer

     Unemployed / fixed income

Hansen and Dependants Allowance

Aged 15 years and Above

     Unemployed / Fixed Income

     Resident / reside in Brunei Darussalam no less than 10 Years

     Confirmation of Government Medical Officer

OLD AGE PENSION PAYMENT RATES SINCE 1955

     01/01/1955 Until 31/08/1971  : $20.00

     01/09/1971 Until 30/11/1973  : $25.00

     01/12/1973 Until 31/12/1976  : $30.00

     01/01/1977 Until 31/12/1979  : $37.50

     01/01/1980 Until 31/12/1983  : $50.00

     01/01/1984 Until 30/04/1991  : $100.00

     01/05/1991 Until 30/06/1998  : $150.00

     01/07/1998 Until 31/09/2006  : $200.00

     01 Oktober 2006 now :  $250.00

OLD AGE PENSION PAYMENT RATES NOW A DAY

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE PENSION OR ALLOWANCE

    Submit an application through the mail if the applicant is ill and unable to visit the office.

    Submit an application through the mail if the applicant is ill and unable to visit the office.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION

    Identity Card / Birth certificate of the applicant.

    Birth certificates or identity cards of children (if applicable).

    Passport or travel document showing the date of the applicant's first entry into the State of Brunei Darussalam (for those born outside Brunei Darussalam) (if applicable).

    Service record documents (for applicants who previously worked with the government).

PAYMENT TO THE RECIPIENT-RECEIVER

Is paid by the Village Chiefs and the Villages Heads.

    Recipients may come to the checkout counter at Level 1 Department of Community Development, Building Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports or branches in Tutong, Belait and Temburong.

    Payment can be made in centers like the Hospital, Tiong Hwa Chamber of Commerce in Bandar Seri Begawan and certain departments.