Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 17,643,555
  • % of total
  • 29.8%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 22,196,837
  • % of total
  • 37.4%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Assegno sociale (Social Allowance)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Assegno sociale (Social Allowance)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1969
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policy
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Law number 153

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 65 and 3 months
  • Targeting approach
  • Means-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Eligibility age is 65 years and 3 month. Must not be eligible for the old-age pension. Annual income, including that of a partner, must not exceed €12,506 if single; €25,012 for a couple.

2013

2013 Social allowance age increases (Italian)

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 464 Euros
  • US$
  • 631
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 21.3%
  • $ PPP
  • 537.7
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 930%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • €5577 a year (in 13 installments) is paid to an unmarried pensioner with no income. For those earning under €5577 the benefit amount is adjusted accordingly. Different amounts are available to couples and to those over 70.
  • References and notes

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