Trinidad and Tobago

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 212,436
  • % of total
  • 15.5%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 367,725
  • % of total
  • 26.8%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Senior Citizens' Pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Senior Citizens' Pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1939
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Department of Social Welfare
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Act no. 16 of 2010 (amending the Senior Citizen's Grant Act, Chapter 32:02)

2015

Government of Trinidad and Tobago: Senior Citizen's Grant Act Chapter 32:02 and Government of Trinidad and Tobago: Act no. 16 of 2010

Government of Trinidad and Tobago - Social Welfare Division

Eligibility criteria

2015

Ministry of Finance: Social Sector Investment Programme 2016

Senior Citizens’ Pension page of Social Welfare Division

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 3,000 T&T$
  • US$
  • 470
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 27.6%
  • $ PPP
  • 749.8
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 1,297%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • Maximum transfer amount, for those with an income of $500 or less a month. Minimum transfer amount is $1,000 a month, for those with an income between $2,800 and $3,000 a month. An increase of $500 was promised in 2015, but it has not materialised. http://www2.mpsd.gov.tt/content/ministry-addresses-concerns-surrounding-social-service-grants
  • References and notes

Coverage

2015

Ministry of Finance: Social Sector Investment Programme 2016

Cost

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