Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population group
Elderly persons, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Economic Contribution of the Elderly programme was designed to protect the population of the elderly and with disability who lack economic resources and are left without any right to other types of pensions. Also, both preventative and curative medical attention services are offered to the beneficiaries of this program, under the responsibility of Ministry of Public Health and Social Assitance.

Programme components
i) Economic Contribution of the Elderly

Targeting and eligiblity

Target groups
Eligibility criteria
Requirements for age (65 years old) and Guatemalan nationality. People whose physical, psychological and sensorial disability is included within the context established by Article 53 of the Political Constitution of the Republic of Guatemala, who have attained 65 years or more and have physical or mental limitation that is certified by national entities related to health are covered.

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
Q$ 400.00 (USD$ 53,20). At the initiation of the program in 2005, the amount of transfer was equivalent to 40 percent of the minimum salary for workers of agriculture sector.