Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Social pensions for the elderly in Mandalay

More than 4600 elderly people who applied for social pensions will receive the pay-outs from this fiscal year in accordance with the Elders Law, said Daw Phyu Phyu Khine, deputy chief officer from the Department of Social Welfare in Mandalay Region.

“There are more than 4600 elderly persons who applied for social pension. Some do not have national registration cards or household member lists while some have these documents. Now, we have analysed all of the applications,” said Daw Phyu Phyu Khine.

To apply for social pension, one needs to submit national registration cards and household member lists and the elderly (over 90 years of age) will be provided K10,000 monthly.

Last year, those aged above 90 are provided K15,000 per year and those above 100 are provided K20,000 per year. This amount will be increased with the new monthly allowance.

Daw Phyu Phyu Khine said that although this social pension will take effect from April, elders who are on the list of social pension will get their pensions only in June as payouts will be made once every three months.

Granting pension for the elderly started last 2015-16 fiscal year and at that time, there were 901 males and 2488 female recipients above 90, and 34 males and 129 females over 100 years of age in the Mandalay Region, according to the data from Mandalay Region’s Department of Social Welfare.


Translation by Win Thaw Tar