Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 1,963,227
  • % of total
  • 27.9%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,976,364
  • % of total
  • 28.1%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 100%
  • Type of contributory pension
  • Social insurance and individual account system
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

Data on social pensions

Social Old Age Pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Social Old Age Pension
  • Administrative Organisation
  • National Social Insurance Institute
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Code of Social Insurance (amended July 2003)

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Resources on the pension in Bulgaria

  • Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2012

    Year: 2012 | Published by: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association

    Author: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association (ISSA)

  • Online news report: Bulgarian social pension for old age increases

    Year: 2010

    Author: Government of Bulgaria

    In this press release the Government of Bulgaria announce an increase in the transfer amount of the social pension.

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