It is possible to pay a retiree pension benefits within the first week of retirement. Of course with cooperation of all the relevant parties and more so those retiring.
Serving officers should understand that it is part of their responsibility to assist the personnel units of the Ministries/Departments to sort out their service records while still in office. Start interesting yourself in your impending retirement early.
It is important that an officer gives family particulars, spouse (or spouses) and children. These should be supported by documents e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificates, divorce certificates etc which should be retained in the personal file. They all matter a great deal in the retirement benefits payment process.