Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 11,989,374
  • % of total
  • 25.8%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 18,603,072
  • % of total
  • 40.1%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Pension no Contributiva de Jubilacion (Non-contributory pension for retirement)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Pension no Contributiva de Jubilacion (Non-contributory pension for retirement)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1994
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • La ley general de la seguridad social

2015

Responses on social protection for older people to UN HRC (Spanish)

Government of Spain: Regulations and Requirements (webpage) (Spanish)

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 65
  • Targeting approach
  • Means-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • If living alone then income must be below € 5136.60 a year. If living with a spouse or another relative then combined household income must be less than €8732.22 for two people, €12327.84 for three people and €15923.46 for four people. If those living in the household are a child or a parent then the amount rises to €21830.55 for two people, €30819.60 for three people and €39808.65 for four people.
  • References and notes

2014

Government of Spain: Pensions update for 2014 (webpage) (Spanish)

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 365.9 Euros
  • US$
  • 395
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 19.3%
  • $ PPP
  • 543.7
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 941%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • The maximum monthly transfer amount is 365.90 Euros for an individual living in a house without another eligible person. Transfer amounts are tapered according to a means-test. Those living in households which contain two or more beneficiaries are entitle to a lower amount. 311.02 Euros (maximum amount) a month each in the case of there being two beneficiaries. 292.72 Euros (maximum amount) each in the case of there being three beneficiaries.
  • References and notes

2013

Government of Spain: PNC de Jubilación - statistics (Spanish)

Coverage

2014

Government of Spain: PNC de Jubilación - statistics (Spanish)

Cost

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