Non Contributory Pension Program

About the program

It is a program that officially starts its work in 2003. This program is part of the strategy of the Government of Belize to reduce poverty in the country. In addition, it is part of long-term policies on the agenda of Social Security. Social Security is the institution responsible for the implementation, monitoring and program management. The program is to pay a monthly pension of USD$100 to women over 65 and men over 67 who are permanent citizens and do not have any other source of income, or that their source of income is not sufficient to subsist.

Country Belize
Home 07.30.2003
Classification Pensiones
FNS Dimension Acceso
Website http://www.socialsecurity.org.bz/long-term-benefit-branch/
Objectives

Reduce poverty.

Components and/or products

Monthly pension: The program is to pay a monthly pension of USD$100 to women over 65 and men over 67 who are permanent citizens and do not have any other source of income, or that their source of income is not sufficient to subsist.

Target population

Women over 65 and men over 67 who are permanent citizens and do not have a source of income, or that their source of income is not enough to survive. They must also have a valid Social Security card.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Responsible organism

Social Security Board

Institution responsible for implementation, monitoring and program management.

Executing organism Social Security Board
Normative framework

Social Security Law, 1979.

Financial sources

Gobierno de Belice