Tajikistan

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 549,430
  • % of total
  • 6.0%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,976,933
  • % of total
  • 21.7%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

Data on social pensions

Old age pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Old age pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1990
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Act No. 796 of June 25, 1993.

2012

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2012

Correspondence with regional HelpAge staff

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 65 (men) 60 (women)
  • Targeting approach
  • Pensions-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Not eligible for a contributory pension - either due to lack of a labour record, not having made contributions or having less than five years in formal employment. Age of eligiblity for the social pension is two years above the retirement age of 63 (men) and 58 (women).
  • References and notes

2011

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2012

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 40 somoni
  • US$
  • 8
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 12.5%
  • $ PPP
  • 21.4
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 37%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • Social pensions for older people and vulnerable groups in Tajikistan are set as percentages of the minimum wage. The minimum wage is currently 80 somonis a month. The social pension for older people is 50% of the minimum wage.
  • References and notes

Coverage

2011

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 43,680,000 somoni
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

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