Last updated: 03/1/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Meeting the needs of people living with disabilities.

References
Paitoonpong, S., Tasee, P., Waisuriya, P. 2016.. ‘Social Protection System in Thailand: an Overview’, TDRI Quarterly Review, <https://tdri.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TDRI-QR-Dec2016.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Start date
1996
References
Personal communication
Coverage
1,491,947 people (2017)
References
Thailand’s Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board n.d.. ‘Number and subsistence allowances for the elderly persons with disabilities and persons with AIDS, 1993-2016’, Thailand’s Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board, <http://social.nesdb.go.th/SocialStat/StatReport_Final.aspx?reportid=175&template=1R2C&yeartype=M&subcatid=47> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Programme expenditure
THB 14,322.69 million (2017)
References
Thailand’s Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board n.d.. ‘Number and subsistence allowances for the elderly persons with disabilities and persons with AIDS, 1993-2016’, Thailand’s Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board, <http://social.nesdb.go.th/SocialStat/StatReport_Final.aspx?reportid=175&template=1R2C&yeartype=M&subcatid=47> (accessed 22 May 2018).

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
People living with disabilities
Eligibility criteria
Thai national residents living with disabilities (including visual, hearing, physical, intellectual and mental impairments) who have a disability card issued under the authority of the Persons with Disabilities’ Quality of Life Promotion Act, B.E. 2550 (2007), and who are not under public institutional care.
References
Paitoonpong, S., Tasee, P., Waisuriya, P. 2016.. ‘Social Protection System in Thailand: an Overview’, TDRI Quarterly Review, <https://tdri.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TDRI-QR-Dec2016.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018). Castanas et al. 2016. ‘Leave no one behind: Community-driven urban development in Thailand’, International Institute for Environmental and Development Working Papers, London, <http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/16629IIED.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018).

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash.
Amount of benefits
People with disabilities 800 THB/month (= US$22.90)
References
Paitoonpong, S., Tasee, P., Waisuriya, P. 2016.. ‘Social Protection System in Thailand: an Overview’, TDRI Quarterly Review, <https://tdri.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TDRI-QR-Dec2016.pdf> (accessed 22 May 2018).
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly. 3
Benefit delivery mechanism
Beneficiaries’ bank accounts or benefits are delivered in cash by local authorities.
References
Personal communication
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries themselves.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Until death or voluntary withdrawal.
References
Personal communication