Ministry set to introduce social pension in January

Nonagenarians and centenarians are to receive their social pensions starting next month, the government says. The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will provide the annual K18,000 payment to 7754 elderly men and 15,619 elderly women aged from 90 upward, a total of 23,373 people across the country.

U Aung Kyaw Moe, director of the Department of Social Welfare, said the government had allocated K420.714 million for the pension.

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