Malaysia

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 3,214,763
  • % of total
  • 10.0%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 9,647,409
  • % of total
  • 30.1%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 22%
  • Type of contributory pension
  • Provident Fund and Social Insurance
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

% of older people (65+) receiving a pension, by type

Data on social pensions

Bantuan Orang Tua (Elderly assistance scheme)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Bantuan Orang Tua (Elderly assistance scheme)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1982
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Ministry of women, family and community development
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Old Age Assistance Scheme Regulations, 1982

Eligibility criteria

unclear

Government of Malaysia: Bantuan Orang Tua (Wepage)

Adequacy

2010

Online News Report - Malaysia: 120,496 older people recieved bantuan orang tua last year (Malaysian)

Coverage

2010

HelpAge calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 433,785,600 Ringgit
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

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