The Welfare Pension is central to our work. It’s awarded to impoverished Gurkha veterans or widows who aren’t eligible for the standard Army pension. It currently stands at 10,500 Nepalese Rupees per month (around £80).
Our Welfare Pension
The rate is calculated each year using a ‘shopping basket’ of basic goods such as rice, vegetables and cooking oil. While modest, it provides enough to get by in Nepal. It’s collected by our beneficiaries, many of whom live in remote villages, every three months
“Quite simply, I would be dead without my pension. GWT is my lifeline. I have nothing to say other than you are keeping me alive”
At the moment, we provide this vital income to over 5,000 Gurkha soldiers or widows in recognition of their loyal service and sacrifice.