June pension payment to begin on Thursday

The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) will begin the payment of Old Age Pension at Post Offices countrywide from Thursday, May 28.
According to a missive from the GPOC, an alphabetical system using last names will be employed for senior citizens to receive their payments during the first five payment days of the month at Post Offices in Regions 2 (Pomeroon–Supenaam), 3 (Essequibo Islands–West Demerara), 4 (Demerara–Mahaica), 5 (Mahaica–Berbice), 6 (East Berbice–Corentyne) and 10 (Upper Demerara–Berbice).
Payments to pensioners with surnames beginning with the letters A to D will commence on Thursday, while those with surnames beginning with the letters E to K will be paid on Friday. On Monday, June 01, pensioners with surnames beginning with the letters L to P will be paid, while those with last names beginning with letters Q to T and U to Z will be paid on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
This alphabetical system of payment will be used only during the first five payment days. Senior citizens will be allowed to cash their coupon/s on any day after the fifth payment day.
In keeping with the guidelines provided by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the GPOC will continue to enforce a minimum distance of three feet between individuals accessing its services. This measure would limit the number of individuals who can enter a Post Office at any given time.
Persons visiting the Post Offices will be asked to wear protective masks and to sanitise their hands before entry.
In April, less than a week after People’s Progressive Party Presidential Candidate Dr Irfaan Ali called for necessary systems to be implemented for pensioners to receive their monthly allowances early, the Guyana Post Office Corporation announced the new system for the distribution of pension payments.