6 Jul 2015

Age lowered for pension in Fiji

8:05 pm on 6 July 2015

The Fiji government has lowered the age of eligibility for its Social Pension Scheme from 70 to 68 years.

Fiji's Government House.

Fiji's Government House. Photo: RNZ / Sally Round

According to FBC News, the government is seeing an increase in the number of older people who have been abandoned and ill treated.

The scheme is targeted at the elderly who don't receive any other national schemes like the Fiji National Provident Fund and the Ex -Serviceman scheme.