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Social Security Statistics - 2015/2016

 

SOCIAL SECURITY STATISTICS: July 2015 – June 2016

 Republic of Mauritius

 Highlights

 
 
Basic Pensions & Social Aid 
 
1. The number of beneficiaries of Basic Pensions and Social Aid as well as the amount paid to them by Government are given in the table below.
Type of Social Assistance
Number of beneficiaries
Amount paid (Rs mn)      in 
July 2015 - June 2016
June 2015
June 2016
Basic Pensions
 
 
 
Basic Retirement Pension
188,470
197,037
14,096.1 
Basic Widow's Pension
20,291
19,890
1,454.1 
Basic Invalid's Pension
30,412
29,287
2,322.0 
Basic Orphan's Pension
376
370
35.5 
Social Aid 1/
20,369
20,319
733.2 
     1/ refers to the number of cases who benefit from Social Aid for themselves and for members of their family
       
  
Expenditure on Social Security & Welfare
 
2.  Due to the shift in the Government Accounting Period from calendar to financial year, Government expenditure on Social Security and Welfare is not yet available for the period July 2015 to June 2016. Latest available figures indicate that Government spent Rs. 28,060 million on Social Security and Welfare in 2014, representing 28% of total Government expenditure and 7.2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices.
 
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February 2017