Last updated: 26/2/2024

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
Overall, 4,417 citizens participated in this programme in 2019.
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 expenditure
MNT 5.2 billion (2019)
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.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
War veterans (elderly people) and widows
Eligibility criteria
War veterans. The program offers a supplement to senior citizens who hold distinguished military titles. Includes veterans who participated in the war, and spouses of deceased veterans are eligible for specific financial assistance.
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
• 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 • To be determined every year for those with the title of warrior and those who have contributed to the country • MNT 280,000 once a year for fuel and housing support of senior veterans
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
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.