Philippines

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 8,349,254
  • % of total
  • 7.8%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 21,417,407
  • % of total
  • 20.1%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 64%
  • Type of contributory pension
  • Social insurance
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

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

Data on social pensions

Social Pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Social Pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2011
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010

2015

Advocating for social pensions: lessons learnt from the Philippines

The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines

Eligibility criteria

2017

The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines

Adequacy

2017

The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines

Coverage

2017

The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 17,000,000,000 Ph Pesos
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

This inforgraphic produced by HelpAge's affiliate Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) shows how the social pension has grown over the last 5 years.

COSE Social Pensions Infographic

 

Resources on the pension in Philippines

  • The Philippine Social Pension at Four Years: Insights and Recommendations

    Year: 2016 | Published by: Coalition of Services of the Elderly

    Author: C. Knox-Vydmanov, D. Horn, A. Sevilla

    This study provides lessons in two areas key to assessing the progress of the Philippine social pension: (a) impact of the scheme, and (b)...

  • Advocating for social pensions lessons learnt from the Philippines

    Year: 2014 | Published by: HelpAge International

    Author: HelpAge International

    This paper presents the success of COSE's advocacy approaches and its grassroots, long-term vision when it comes to helping older people in poverty in...

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