France

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 16,996,628
  • % of total
  • 26.1%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 22,705,539
  • % of total
  • 34.8%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Allocation de Solidarité aux Personnes Agées (ASPA)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Allocation de Solidarité aux Personnes Agées (ASPA)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1956
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Articles L. 815-1 to L. 815-23, R. 815-1 to R. 815-57 and D. 815-1 to D. 815-18 of the Code of Social Security

2015

Government of France: L’allocation de solidarité aux personnes âgées (webpage) (French)

French Government website

Eligibility criteria

2015

Government of France: L’allocation de solidarité aux personnes âgées (webpage) (French)

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 800 Euros
  • US$
  • 862
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 28.3%
  • $ PPP
  • 972.1
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 1,682%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • The maximum transfer amount is €791.99 a month for an individual. If income is above €9503.89 a year then the benefit is nothing. If it is under €9503.89 then the benefit is the difference between the income and the pension.
  • References and notes

2007

Responses on social protection for older people to UN HRC (French)

Coverage

2015

Calculations based on transfer level and number of recipients

Cost

Resources on the pension in France

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