Uruguay

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 684,296
  • % of total
  • 19.7%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,008,540
  • % of total
  • 29.1%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 74%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Income group
  • High income

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

Data on social pensions

Programa de Pensiones No-Contributivas

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Programa de Pensiones No-Contributivas
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1919
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Law Nº 6,874 (1919); Law Nº 14,117 (1973); Institutional Act 09 (1979); Law Nº 15,841 (1986); Law Nº16,759 (1996); Law Nº16,929 (1998); Law Nº17,266 (2000)

Government of Uruguay: Pensión por vejez (webpage) (Spanish)

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 70
  • Targeting approach
  • Means-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Lacking resources to meet basic needs. Income must be less than the benefit level. Transfer amount is tapered according to income level.
  • References and notes

Adequacy

2013

Institute of social security: statistical bulletin

Coverage

2015

HelpAge calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 3,086,372,839.68 Pesos
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.2%
  • References and notes

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