Last updated: 05/5/2019

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The objectives of the Old Age Allowance (OAA) or Senior Citizen's Allowance programme are social security allowances in Nepal (including the old-age pension, single woman’s pension, the child grant, disability grant, and endangered ethnicity grant) aim to assist groups considered socially and/or economically vulnerable.

Programme components
Components of the Old Age Allowance (OAA) or Senior Citizen's Allowance programme are senior citizens over the age of 70 are entitled to benefit from free health care services under the Senior Citizen Health Care Programme implemented by the Ministry of Health and Population, up to a ceiling of NPR4,000 per year.
844,518 people receive the Senior Citizens Grant and an additional 209,754 dalit beneficiaries received allowances during the 2017/18 fiscal year
[7] Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Target groups
Elderly, Castes and Ethnic Groups

Coverage and other information

Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Social Security Distric Coordination Committees, in coordination with District Development Committees, are in charge of monitoring the programme. A number of monitoring and evaluation measures are foreseen under the Strengthening Systems for Social Protection and Civil Registration Project, including three rounds of beneficiary surveys, as well as activities supporting citizen engagement and accountability for the country's social security allowances