Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Elderly persons, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To ensure the assistance, empowerment and integration of the population
of people with disabilities, elderly people and other vulnerable groups.

References
Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions. n.d. “Objectives of the Ministry.” Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://socialsecurity.govmu.org/English/AboutUs/Pages/Objectives-of-the-Ministry.aspx>.
Start date
1950
References
The programme started in the 1950s. Reference: US Social Security Administration. 2013. Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2013. Washington, DC: SSA. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ ssptw/2012-2013/africa/ssptw13africa.pdf>.
Coverage
555 beneficiaries (2015)
References
Ministry of Social Security - Statistics Section. 2015. Beneficiaries of contributory and non-contributory pensions by Island, May 2015. Port Louis: Ministry of Social Security. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://statsmauritius.
Programme expenditure
Information about the whole fiscal year is not available, but the amount paid in April 2015 was MUR535,295.
References
Ministry of Social Security - Statistics Section. 2015. Beneficiaries of contributory and non-contributory pensions by Island, May 2015. Port Louis: Ministry of Social Security. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://statsmauritius.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiaries are inmates of government-subsidised correctional institutions who were entitled to a basic pension prior to their admission.
References
Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions. n.d. “Non Contributory Benefits.” Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://socialsecurity.govmu.org/English/Pages/Non-Contributory-Benefits.aspx>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
MUR700
References
Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions. n.d. “Non Contributory Benefits.” Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://socialsecurity.govmu.org/English/Pages/Non-Contributory-Benefits.aspx>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly