Lithuania

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 738,523
  • % of total
  • 25.7%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 783,544
  • % of total
  • 27.2%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Old age social assistance pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Old age social assistance pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1990
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Law amending the Law on Social Assistance Pensions (2005)

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2014

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 63 (men) 61 (women)
  • Targeting approach
  • Pensions-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Not eligible for the social insurance old age pension. Age 63 (men,gradually rising by two months a year until reaching 65 in 2026) or 61 (women, gradually rising by four months a year until reaching 65 in 2026) and ineligible for the social insurance old-age pension.
  • References and notes

2014

Pensions and Social Security Reform in Lithuania

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2014

Adequacy

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