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60 days: Start utilizing pension funds for Hajj pilgrimages

November 18, 2018
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Dec 2018

Committee approves bill to allow pilgrims to use pension to fund Hajj

Raajje MV December 14, 2018

The parliament committee has approved the bill to allow pilgrims to fund their Hajj trips with money from the pension fund.

According to the bill, a person can pay 50 percent of the official fee for Hajj declared by the government that year using the pension fund.

A person must receive MVR 2,000 per month under the Maldives retirement pension scheme to be eligible to utilize the pension fund for their pilgrimage trip.