Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits

Officers injured or contracting disease in the discharge of their duties.

This regulation shall apply to an officer who is injured in the actual discharge of his duty by some injury specifically attributed to the nature of his duty or contract a disease to which he is exposed by the nature of his duty: Provided that such injury or disease is not wholly or mainly due to, or seriously aggravated by, his own serious and culpable negligence or misconduct.

If an officer to whom this regulation applies holds a pensionable office in which he has been confirmed he may ­

(a) if his retirement is necessitated or materially accelerated by his injury he shallbe entitled to pension under regulation 8

(b) if he was injured while in the Public Service of the Government of Swaziland,be granted, on retirement, an additional pension, at the annual rate of theproportion of his actual pensionable salary at the date of his injury appropriatein his case as shown in the following table:

When his capacity to contribute to his own support is

Degree of Impairment

Proportion

Slightly impaired

five-sixtieths

Impaired

ten-sixtieths;

Materially impaired

fifteen-sixtieths

Totally destroyed

twenty-sixtieths

     

Provided that the amount of the additional pension may be reduced to such an extent as the Board in consultation with the Minister, thinks reasonable where the injury is not the cause or the sole cause of his retirement.

Example:

Mandla retires early at 55 years, having worked for 25 years and his final salary is E110 000.

His degree of disability is classified as impaired. His benefits would be computed as follows:

Gratuity: 10/60 x E110 000 x 25 x 15 x 25% = E68,749.99.

Monthly Annuity: 10/60 x E110 000.00 x 75% = E13, 749.99 per annum = E1, 145.83 per month.

It should be noted that this benefit is in addition to the gratuity and monthly pension he will get from the forced medical retirement benefits.

Forced/Medical retirement

If a member's service is terminated before he attains the compulsory retirement age on the ground that, having regard to the conditions of the Public Service, the usefulness of the member thereto and all the other circumstances of the case, including medical unfitness, such termination is desirable in the public interest, the Minister may, in consultation with theBoard, grant that member compulsory retirement benefits in accordance with regulation 8, notwithstanding his age and period of service