Last updated: 25/1/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Elderly persons, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide additional government financial benefits for senior citizens with state merits (such as war veterans and those awarded Hero of Mongolia, Labour Hero, and other honors) 

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.
Programme components
The programme has two main components: provision of cash transfers; and provision of reimbursements and vouchers for nursing homes and sanitariums, as well as annual assistance for apartment and fuel costs
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
2008
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. Personal communication.
Coverage
• Benefit for war veterans and those awarded Hero of Mongolia, Labor Hero, and other honors: 705 elderly people in 2016 • Benefit for winners of the Mongolian State Prize, state nominees, Udarnik of the State, and senior veterans of the revolutionary struggle: 1735 elderly in 2016
References
Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
MNT4.3 billion in 2016
References
Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
War veterans (elderly people) and widows
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiaries are senior citizens with state merits (such as war veterans and those awarded Hero of Mongolia, Labor Hero, and other honors), or surviving spouses of citizens who died fulfilling their duties in the war
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.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
• MNT200,000 (approximately USD82) per month for war veterans and those awarded Hero of Mongolia, Labor Hero, and other honors. • MNT150,000 (approximately USD61) per month is granted to winners of the Mongolian State Prize, state nominees, Udarnik of the State, and senior veterans of the revolutionary struggle
References
Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly and annual (assistance for apartment and fuel costs)
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
Bank transfers
References
Personal communication.