Argentina

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 6,955,108
  • % of total
  • 15.6%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 12,951,225
  • % of total
  • 29.0%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

Data on social pensions

Pensiones Asistenciales

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Pensiones Asistenciales
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1994
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Ministry of Social Development/National Pension Commission
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Ley no 13.478. Decreto 582/03.

2011

Government of Argentina: Pension a la vejez (webpage) (spanish)

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 70
  • Targeting approach
  • Means-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Not be in receipt of any other pension nor income, not have any assets that would provide income nor any relatives that are legally obliged to provide assistance and able to do so. Not available to prisoners.
  • References and notes

Adequacy

Coverage

2013

HelpAge calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 934,972,080 Pesos
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.0%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Argentina

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