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Social Security Statistics - 2017/2018

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 2017 to June 2018
June 2017
June 2018
Basic Pensions
 
 
 
Basic Retirement Pension
           206,799
            215,334 
16,809.6   
Basic Widow's Pension
             19,540
              19,282 
1,525.8   
Basic Invalid's Pension
             32,300
              32,075
2,706.2   
Basic Orphan's Pension
                  365
                   349 
34.8   
Social Aid 1/
             18,493
              16,975 
562.5   
 
    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.         Government expenditure on Social Security and Welfare is not yet available for the period July 2017 to June 2018. Latest available figures indicate that Government spent Rs 34.8 billion on Social Security and Welfare for the period July 2016 to June 2017, representing 28.2% of total Government expenditure and 7.8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices.
  
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