The silver generation (aged 50 to 59) were provided an in-depth understanding of the National Retirement Scheme (SPK) and its benefits as well as monthly annuity through a one-on-one consultation session hosted by Employees Trust Fund (TAP) at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
The session will continue until March 21.
The second session will run from March 27 to April 12 and April 17 to 21. The public can attend the consultation session from Monday to Saturday during working hours.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II as well as Chairman of the TAP Board of Directors Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah was present to oversee the first day of the consultation.
Legislative Council members as well as Deputy Minister (Economy) of Finance and Economy Dato Seri Paduka Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid and Deputy Minister (Fiscal) of Finance and Economy Pengiran Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Zety Sufina binti Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Sani also attended.
During the consultation session, attendees were briefed on the benefits of SPK savings as well as the estimated monthly annuity during retirement.
In addition, visitors were briefed on the account statement which shows the comparison of SPK’s monthly contribution with the current scheme (TAP and SCP).
The information can also be found on e-Amanah, especially for those who have not registered as a portal user can do so through www.tap.com.bn.
The session is different from previous ones as SPK consultants provide one-on-one sessions with the public to explain the effect of choosing to join SPK or postponing participation.
To date, as many as 1,709 people have made appointments for the consultation.
The consultation session will continue to ensure that those in the silver generation are given explanation and guidance for their retirement.
One attendee, Acting Assistant Director of Islamic Da’wah Centre Haji Ahmad Abdussalam bin Haji Abdul Rahman, said, “Alhamdulillah, with the consultation session, I have a better understanding of the scheme. From what I gathered, SPK gives better benefits for retirement.“
Meanwhile, Hajah Norhani binti Haji Metussin from the Ministry of Finance and Economy said, “From the consultation, I found more information on my savings and the monthly annuity I will receive after retirement.”