Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 17,293
  • % of total
  • 8.8%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 34,945
  • % of total
  • 17.7%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

Data on social pensions

Senior Citizens Benefit

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Senior Citizens Benefit
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1990
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Board of the National Provident Fund
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • National Provident Fund Act 1972 (subsequently amended - consolidated 2009)

2015

Universal pensions in Pacific countries (ILO Paper)

Government of Samoa: Senior Citizens Benefit Scheme (webpage)

Eligibility criteria

2015

Government of Samoa: Senior Citizens Benefit Scheme (webpage)

Adequacy

2010

Government of Samoa: Senior Citizens Benefit Scheme (webpage)

Coverage

2014

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Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 14,094,000 Tala
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.9%
  • References and notes

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