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Social Security Statistics - July 2020 - June 2021
Republic of Mauritius
Basic Pensions & Social
As at June 2021, the number of beneficiaries of Basic Retirement Pension reached 242,367, some 4.0% more compared to June 2020. The cost to Government was Rs 29.6 billion in 2020/2021 i.e. 18.0% higher than that in 2019/2020.
There were 18,219 Basic Widow’s Pensioners in June 2021 compared to 18,460 one year earlier, showing a decrease of 1.3%. However, due to increases in the rates payable, the amount disbursed increased by 12.5% to reach Rs 2.3 billion in 2020/2021.
The number of Basic Invalid’s Pensioners as at June 2021 was 32,321, i.e., an increase of 2.3% compared to 31,599 a year earlier. The total amount disbursed from July 2020 to June 2021 rose by 16.6% to reach Rs 4.3 billion.
At June 2021, the number of beneficiaries of Basic Orphan’s Pension stood at 274 compared to 326 at June 2020 and expenditure amounted to Rs 45.7 million for the period July 2020 to June 2021.
Social Aid benefits were paid to 13,857 families in June 2021, i.e., a decrease of 10.8% over the figure for June 2020. Amount paid registered an increase of 1.6% to reach Rs 504.5 million in 2020/2021.
Expenditure on Social Security & Welfare
Government expenditure on Social Security and Welfare is not yet available for the period July 2020 to June 2021. Latest available figures indicate that Government spent Rs 42.9 billion on Social Security and Welfare from July 2019 to June 2020, representing 28.5% of total government expenditure and 9.4% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) at market prices.
02 March 2022