Universal Old Age and Disability Pensions

Organization(s): ILO
Author: André F. Bongestabs
Regions: Southeast Asia
Country: Timor Leste
Year: 2016
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Despite being one of the youngest and poorest countries of the region, Timor-Leste has offered a universal social pension to its senior citizens and persons with disabilities since 2008. Almost all persons above 60 years and about one in five persons with disabilities participate in the scheme. The pensions support the well-being of beneficiaries and contribute to reducing overall poverty.

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