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Social Security Statistics - 2016/2017

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)
    for period July 2016 to June 2017
June 2016
June 2017
Basic Pensions
 
 
 
Basic Retirement Pension
           197,037
           206,799
15,359.6 
Basic Widow's Pension
             19,890
             19,540
1,482.0 
Basic Invalid's Pension
             29,287
            32,300 2/
2,558.6 
Basic Orphan's Pension
                  370
                  365
35.3 
Social Aid 1/
             20,319
             18,493
638.5 
 
    1/  Refers to the number of cases who benefit from Social Aid for themselves and for members of their family
 
  2/ Payable (as from July 2016) to persons under age of 60 compared to previous years where only those aged 15 to
    59 were eligible
    
Expenditure on Social Security & Welfare
 
2.         Government expenditure on Social Security and Welfare is not yet available for the period July 2016 to June 2017. Latest available figures indicate that Government spent Rs. 31,185 million on Social Security and Welfare for the period July 2015 to June 2016, representing 29% of total Government expenditure and 7.4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices.
 
 
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February 2018