According to the calendar published by the Social Security,
pensions are paid today by bank transfer and postal orders are also issued for
those who are not covered by the first method of payment.
This applies to Social Security pensioners. Those from Caixa
Geral de Aposentações (CGA) will receive the half-month supplement on October
19, as announced by the Prime Minister, António Costa, in mid-September.
Retirees thus receive an extra supplement equivalent to half
a month's pension paid in one lump sum in October. The measure is part of the
package of support for families that the Council of Ministers approved to
mitigate the impact of the increase in the cost of living on income and whose
value amounts to €2.4 billion.