Last updated: 15/3/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Elderly persons

Programme Details

Programme objectives

This programme seeks to guarantee access to social protection for non-indigenous people 68 years of age or older and indigenous people 65 years of age or older through the delivery of a bimonthly non-contributory pension, as well as through actions implemented in coordination with other government agencies that provide comprehensive attention to the users.

Previous programme name (if any)
“70 and over“ programme, Pension for Older People (Pensión para Adultos Mayores) (2007-2018)
Conditionalities (if any)
Sanctions: i) Direct economic allowance: Suspension of the monetary transfer for non-withdrawal of economic allowance in two consecutive occasions; ii) Single economic allowance for departure: The transfer is not delivered if the user's departure is not notified within 2 months after his/her death.

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Indigenous people 65 years of age or older, mexicans by birth, who reside in Mexico and live in municipalities classified as indigenous; Non-indigenous people 68 years of age or older, mexicans by birth and who reside in Mexico; People between 65 and 67 years of age in the Register of Active Beneficiaries of the programme Pension for Older People, who were active as of December 2018.

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
i) Apoyos económicos directos (Direct financial support): Seniors enrolled in the Beneficiaries Register. MXN 1,550 per month (2021); ii) Single economic allowance for departure: MXN 1.275 every two months (2021).
Benefit delivery mechanism
i) Apoyos económicos directos (Direct financial support): Bank transfer, cash withdrawal in the Representation Office or through other suitable payment method; ii) Single economic allowance for departure: Bank transfer, cash withdrawal in the Representation Office or through other suitable payment method.
Benefit recipients
i) Apoyos económicos directos (Direct financial support): Direct user or designated representative; ii) Single economic allowance for departure: Representative or auxiliary adult, who may be a family relative of the older person or any person without family affiliation, but who has been in charge of the care of the older person. In the absence of the above, someone who has expressed his or her willingness to assist or help the older person to access the pension; iii) Actions for Social Protection: All older people users of the programme.
Legal Framework
Agreement by which the Rules of Operation of the Pension for the Well-being of Older People are issued, for the fiscal year 2019 (Official Gazette of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 02/28/2019); Ley General de Desarrollo Social (Ley de Bienestar).
References
Official Journal of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación). "DOF: 28/02/2019 ACUERDO por el que se emiten las Reglas de Operación de la Pensión para el Bienestar de las Personas Adultas Mayores, para el ejercicio fiscal 2019". Accessed 09 February 2024. Available at: https://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5551445&fecha=28/02/2019#gsc.tab=0. Official Journal of the Federation (Diario Oficial de la Federación). "Ley General de Desarrollo Social (Ley de Bienestar)". Accessed 15 February 2024. Available at: https://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/LGDS.pdf.
MIS
Registry of recipients: As of 30/07/2020, the Single Registry of Beneficiaries was established. Before 2020, the Register of Beneficiaries of the Pension for the Well-being of Elderly People was used, within which was the Registry of Active Beneficiaries of the Pension.