Timor-Leste

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 72,702
  • % of total
  • 5.5%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 162,433
  • % of total
  • 12.3%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 100%
  • 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

Support allowance for the elderly

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Support allowance for the elderly
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2008
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Decree-Law no. 19/2008 of 19 June 2008

2010

Responses on social protection for older people to UN HRC

Eligibility criteria

2016

ILO, Universal old-age and disability pensions - Timor-Leste

Adequacy

2015

ILO, Universal old-age and disability pensions - Timor-Leste

Coverage

2011

HelpAge Calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 30,444,840 US$
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.5%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Timor-Leste

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