The Union of Cypriot Pensioners (EKYSY) refers to an unjustified delay in the examination of the applications from the Social Insurance Fund, with the result that, as it states, pension beneficiaries wait six or seven months to be paid.
The problem, according to an announcement by EKYSY, intensifies even more for people who have no income at all, since they are unemployed.
EKYSY states that this serious problem was raised again in the last meeting it had with the Minister of Labor last December, demanding that a solution be finally found to this problem and that the applications be examined immediately, adding that “until today such a thing has not happened and they prove it. the data presented by the Department of Social Insurance “.
Referring to the data of the Department for the applications that were examined from 31.12.20 to 8.1.21, EKYSY states that for the social pension the received applications are examined, the applicants of which acquire the right of June 2020, for the institutionalized pension the received ones are examined. Applications for which applicants are eligible in July 2020, while in relation to the widow's pension, for cases where the deceased spouse did not receive a statutory pension, the received applications for September 2020 are considered.
He also states that for the cases where the deceased spouse received a statutory pension, the received applications of July 2020 are examined and adds that with the enactment of the Social Insurance Amendment Law 126 (I) / 2019 on 05/08/2019, the applications received by male applicants in 2019 and 2020.
In addition, EKYSY, citing the data of the Department of Social Insurance, states that for disability pension the applications received in September 2020 are examined, provided that they have been sent to a Medical Council, while for the disability pension, the applications received in August 2020 are examined as sent to a Medical Council. .
Finally, in relation to the funeral allowance, EKYSY states, among other things, that for the cases where the deceased received a widow's pension, the received applications are examined in July – August 2020, while for the cases where the deceased received an institutionalized pension, did not have a spouse and the request for funeral assistance comes from another person who undertook the funeral expenses, the received applications July – August 2020 are examined.
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