Uganda

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 1,467,466
  • % of total
  • 3.3%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 6,171,969
  • % of total
  • 13.9%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes (regional only)
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Low income

Data on social pensions

Senior Citizens Grant

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Senior Citizens Grant
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2011
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development

2015

Government announces national roll out of Senior Citizens Grant

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 65 (60 in Karamoja Region)
  • Targeting approach
  • Regional, Universal and Pension tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Enrol only the 100 oldest beneficiaries in each sub-county from year 1 to 5 and gradually increase enrolment over a 10 year period until everyone over 65 is covered. Age requirement for Karamoja region is 60 or older. Older persons with government-funded pensions will not be eligible for the Grant.
  • References and notes

2015

Government announces national roll out of Senior Citizens Grant

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 25,000 Uganda Shillings
  • US$
  • 7
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 14.8%
  • $ PPP
  • 25.8
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 45%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • The value of the transfer is revised annually
  • References and notes

2015

Government announces national roll out of Senior Citizens Grant

Coverage

2015/16

Statement By The Minister Of Gender, Labour & Social Development, Hon. Wilson Muruli Mukasa On The National roll out of the senior citizens grants, media centre, August 21st, 2015

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 9,000,000,000 Uganda Shillings
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.0%
  • References and notes

The following set of videos by NTV Uganda provides a number of fascinating insights into the Senior Citizen's Grant in the country. 

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