Debarment Allowance: Military Pension Board requests documents from beneficiaries

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Military Pension Board (MPB) has urged eligible military retirees and Next-of-Kin (NOKs) of deceased retirees to bring all the needed documents for the payments of their Security Debarment Allowance (SDA).

The Chairman of the board, Rear Adm. Sabiru Lawal, made the call in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Lawal said the appeal was sequel to its earlier notice on Jan. 17, the retirees on the documents required for the payment of their SDA to non-pensionable military retirees and NOKs of eligible deceased retirees to be paid.

He said the board had been witnessing influx of military retirees for the processing of their SDA.

“However, it has been observed that most of these retirees come to the board without the necessary documents required for the processing of their entitlements.

“For avoidance of doubt, all non-pensionable retirees eligible for SDA are expected to report to the board with the following documents for documentation purposes:

“Copy of discharge certificate/retirement letter; copy of discharge/retirement identification card/any other means of identification; current passport Photograph of the Retiree; letter from bank confirming account details of the Retiree and bank Verification Number (BVN) slip.

“All NOKs of deceased military pensioners eligible for SDA are expected to report to the board with copy of death certificate of the deceased pensioner and a copy of Discharge Certificate/retirement letter of the deceased pensioner.

“Also required are sworn affidavit as to NOK of the deceased pensioner, means of identification of the NOK such as copy of national identity card, international passport or driver’s license; passport photograph of the NOK and letter from bank confirming account details of the NOK,” he said.

MPB boss also requested the veteran associations to disseminate the necessity of the documents to their members as well as NOKs of deceased pensioners before reporting to the board for documentation purposes for payment of SDA.

According to him, this is important as non–pensionable retirees and NOKs of deceased military pensioners who report to the board without these documents will not be attended to for payment of the SDA.


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