Last updated: 25/1/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Elderly persons, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To support vulnerable people who are not covered by the social insurance system 

References
Byambaa, Enkhtsetseg. 2012. Mongolia: Updating and Imptoving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76062/44152-012-reg-tacr-13.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Programme components
In addition to the Social Welfare Pension, elderly people are also entitled to the Allowance for the Elderly, which provides reimbursements for expenses with prosthetics, special housing arrangements and transportation for the use of health facilities. People living with disabilities are entitled to an Allowance for the Disabled, which also provides reimbursements for housing, fuel, rehabilitation and prosthetic correction, transportation, and land phone costs for the blind
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.
Start date
2012
References
Personal communication.
Coverage
2,335 elderly people and 50,135 people living with disabilities (2016)
Programme expenditure
MNT3 billion for the elderly and MNT61.4 billion for people living with disabilities in 2016
References
Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
Pension Watch. n.d. Mongolia. Pension Watch website. <http://www.pension-watch.net/country-fact-file/mongolia/>. Accessed 16 May 2018).
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Elderly; people living with disabilities; widows; single parents
Eligibility criteria
Poor elderly people (60 years and older for men, 55 years and older for women) without a source of income and their legal dependents; people living with disabilities (who are disabled from birth or before turning 16 and are 50 per cent incapacitated; or who are 70 per cent incapacitated; fully blind, dumb, deaf and little people) and their dependents; widows who are incapacitated; people who are disabled and incapacitated as a result of rescuing someone, fighting epidemic diseases, natural disasters or emergencies or the incapacitated family members of those who died in the same circumstances; and poor single parents (mothers 45 years old and above and fathers 50 years old and above) with 4 or more children
References
Byambaa, Enkhtsetseg. 2012. Mongolia: Updating and Imptoving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76062/44152-012-reg-tacr-13.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
MNT140,000 (USD57) per month
References
Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
Bank transfers
References
Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries themselves