Last updated: 26/2/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Children, Persons with disabilities, Women, Mother, Pregnant, Lactating women

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Providing emergency support and allowances for caregivers.

References
Ministry of Labor and Social Security; Japan International Cooperation Organization (2021): Kовид-19 цар тахлын дараах Монгол [Mongolia after the Covid-19 pandemic]. Available online at https://mlsp.gov.mn/uploads/files/40Covid-19_daraah_Mongol_ulsiin_niigmiin_hamgaalliin_salbart_shaardlagatai_medeelel_tsugluulah.pdf, accessed on 15 August 2023.
Programme components
(i) Livelihood support benefit for caregivers of twins or triplets ; (ii) Livelihood support benefit for single parents with 3 or more children under the age of 14 (iii) Benefits for caring for orphaned children (iv) Permanent care benefit (v) Child protection benefit (vi) Benefit for caregivers of children with disabilities (vii) Benefits for children who lost their breadwinners
References
Personal communication.
Start date
2004
References
Gochoosuren, Bolormaa. 2013. Transformation of social welfare policy in Mongolia: 1990-2010. Master’s thesis, Auckland University of Technology. <https://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10292/6084/GochoosurenB.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y>. Accessed 23 July 2018. Personal communication.
Coverage
(i) In 2019, 65,000 people received care allowance and 61,352 citizens received emergency and livelihood benefits. (ii) In 2018: 120,600 recipients (iii) As of 2016: • Livelihood support benefit for caregivers of twins or triplet: 1000 children • Livelihood support benefit for single parents with 3 or more children under the age of 14: 1600 households • Benefits for caring for orphaned children: 2,600 households • Permanent care benefit for caregivers of children aged below 16 who require permanent care: 7,200 children • Child protection benefit: 200 households • Benefit for caregivers of children with disabilities: 9,200 caregivers • Benefits for children who lost their breadwinners: 16,200 children
References
(i) Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (2019): Монгол Улсын Нийгмийн халамжийн систем: Зардлын хуваарилалт, халамж хүртэгчдийн төлөв байдал [Social welfare system of Mongolia: Cost distribution, status of welfare recipients]. ADB TT 8544-MON: Supporting Social Security Reform Project. Available online at https://mlsp.gov.mn/uploads/files/59SW_DATA_Analysis_V7.pdf, accessed on 1 August 2023. (ii) Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
(i) In 2020: MNT128,5 billion (ii) In 2018: MNT69.5 billion (iii) As of 2016: • Livelihood support benefit for caregivers of twins or triplets: MNT2.2 billion (USD0.9 million) • Livelihood support benefit for single parents with 3 or more children under the age of 14: MNT0.23 billion (USD 94,000) • Benefits for caring orphan children: MNT1.79 billion (USD730,600) • Permanent care benefit for caregivers of children aged below 16 who require permanent care: MNT10.2 billion (USD4.2 million) • Child protection benefit: MNT0.2 billion (USD81,600) • Benefit for caregivers of children with disabilities: MNT6.6 billion (USD2.7 million) • Benefits for children who lost their breadwinners: MNT27.1 billion (USD11.1 million)
References
(i) Personal communication. (ii) Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (2019): Монгол Улсын Нийгмийн халамжийн систем: Зардлын хуваарилалт, халамж хүртэгчдийн төлөв байдал [Social welfare system of Mongolia: Cost distribution, status of welfare recipients]. ADB TT 8544-MON: Supporting Social Security Reform Project. Available online at https://mlsp.gov.mn/uploads/files/59SW_DATA_Analysis_V7.pdf, accessed on 1 August 2023. (iii) Ministry of Labor and Social Security; Japan International Cooperation Organization (2021): Kовид-19 цар тахлын дараах Монгол [Mongolia after the Covid-19 pandemic]. Available online at https://mlsp.gov.mn/uploads/files/40Covid-19_daraah_Mongol_ulsiin_niigmiin_hamgaalliin_salbart_shaardlagatai_medeelel_tsugluulah.pdf, accessed on 15 August 2023.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
References
Personal communication.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Mothers and caregivers; orphans; and children with disabilities
References
Personal communication.
Eligibility criteria
(i) Emergency Supports: 1. Young Orphaned Adult (Aged 18-24): Eligibility: Individuals aged 18-24 who lost both parents before reaching 18 years of age. 2. Displaced Family due to Sudden Event or Disaster: Eligibility: Families that have lost their residence due to an unforeseen accident or disaster. 3. Homeless Citizen Reentering Society after Prison: Eligibility: Citizens who have been released from prison and are currently without a permanent home. 4. Homeless Single Parents with 4+ Dependent Children: Eligibility: Single mothers or fathers with four or more children, facing homelessness. 5. Children with Disabilities Needing Ongoing Care (Under 16): Eligibility: Individuals below 16 years of age with disabilities requiring continuous care. 6. Dependent Adults (16+) Requiring Ongoing Care: Eligibility: Citizens aged 16 and older who are dependent and need consistent care. (ii) Caregivers Allowances: 1. Caregivers for Children with Ongoing Disabilities: Eligibility: Caregivers providing continuous care for children with disabilities. 2. Support for Guardians of Orphaned Children: Eligibility: Guardians looking after orphaned children. 3. Assistance for Caregivers of Elderly Individuals or Those with Disabilities: Eligibility: Caregivers tending to the needs of elderly individuals or those with disabilities. 4. Support for Guardians of Children in Need of Protection:Eligibility: Guardians protecting children from harm due to violence. 5. Benefit for Caregivers of Medically Dependent Elderly or Individuals with Disabilities: Eligibility: Caregivers looking after elderly individuals or those with disabilities requiring medical care.
References
Ministry of Labor and Social Security; Japan International Cooperation Organization (2021): Kовид-19 цар тахлын дараах Монгол [Mongolia after the Covid-19 pandemic]. Available online at https://mlsp.gov.mn/uploads/files/40Covid-19_daraah_Mongol_ulsiin_niigmiin_hamgaalliin_salbart_shaardlagatai_medeelel_tsugluulah.pdf, accessed on 15 August 2023.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
(i) Emergency supports: • Young Orphaned Adult (Aged 18-24) Description: one-time MNT1.2 million • Displaced Family due to Sudden Event or Disaster: One-time MNT1.2 million; • Homeless Citizen Reentering Society after Prison: One-time MNT1.2 million; • Homeless Single Parents with 4+ Dependent Children: One-time MNT1.2 million; • Children with Disabilities Needing Ongoing Care (Under 16): MNT188,000 every month; • Dependent Adults (16+) Requiring Ongoing Care: Quarterly care payment of MNT 84,500. (ii) Caregivers allowances: • Benefits for caregivers of children with ongoing disabilities: MNT123,100 per month; • Benefit for caring for orphaned children: MNT48,000 per month; • Benefit for caregivers of a single elderly person or a person with a disability: MNT48,000 per month; • A person who takes care of a child who needs protection, related to psychological or physical harm due to violence: MNT48,000 per month; • Benefit for caregivers of an elderly person or a person with a disability who is under ongoing medical care: MNT48,000 per month.
References
Ministry of Labor and Social Security; Japan International Cooperation Organization (2021): Kовид-19 цар тахлын дараах Монгол [Mongolia after the Covid-19 pandemic]. Available online at https://mlsp.gov.mn/uploads/files/40Covid-19_daraah_Mongol_ulsiin_niigmiin_hamgaalliin_salbart_shaardlagatai_medeelel_tsugluulah.pdf, accessed on 15 August 2023.
Payment/delivery frequency
Benefits are paid monthly, quarterly, annually or as one-time payments
References
World Bank. 2015. Social Welfare Programs In Mongolia. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/599141468185351818/pdf/99518-WP-World-bank-group-eng-Box393201B-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Upon submission of supporting documents to the local social welfare office, the benefit is transferred to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts
References
Personal communication.