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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)
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Social Security Statistics Year 2013

Highlights – Republic of Mauritius
1. Expenditure on Social Security and Welfare amounted to Rs. 22,691 million in 2012, representing 26.9% of total government expenditure and 6.6% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
2. At end 2013, the number of beneficiaries of Basic Retirement Pension increased by 4.6% compared to end 2012 to reach 177,721 and the cost to Government increased by 9.5% to reach Rs. 8,737 million during year 2013.
3. There were 20,511 Basic Widow’s Pensioners at end 2013 compared to 21,000 one year ago, showing a decrease of 2.3%. However, due to increases in the rates payable, the amount disbursed increased by 2.0% to reach Rs. 953 million during year 2013.
4. The number of Basic Invalid’s Pensioners at end 2013 was 30,930, i.e., an increase of 13.0% over 2012. The total amount disbursed in 2013 rose by 6.0% to reach Rs. 1,517 million.
5. At end 2013, the number of beneficiaries of Basic Orphan’s Pension stood at 374 compared to 368 at end 2012 and expenditure increased to Rs. 26.5 million from Rs 24.7 million in 2012.
6. Social Aid benefits were paid to 20,570 families as at December 2013, i.e., an increase of 0.6% over 2012. Amount paid registered a 4.9% increase to reach Rs. 737 million in 2013.
7. A forty years’ projection indicates that Basic Retirement Pensioners would double to reach around 356,000 in 2053 from 177,721 in 2013 and the amount disbursed is expected to increase from Rs. 8.7 billion to Rs. 18.7 billion.