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November 09, 2013

Budget 2014 - Social Security: Increase in Old-Age Pension

Increase in old age pension and social assistance, construction of recreational facilities, medical service at home ... Budget Xavier-Luc Duval has several initiatives for the elderly and children.

Old-age pension and welfare

The first step for seniors related to the pension. This goes to Rs 3623 for 175,000 retirees aged 60 to 89 years and Rs 10,789 for 90 to 99 years. As for the trees, their monthly pension increased from Rs 11,800 to Rs 12,300.

As the old age pension, welfare experiencing increase of 3.7%. In particular, the Child Support Scheme introduced last year and for 6300 children, to encourage them to attend school regularly.

For Carer's Allowance, the income threshold for those eligible for assistance is revised upwards. The age limit in the case of children with severe disability is pass from15 to 18 years.

The finance minister also announced tougher against fraudsters, including increased penalties sought in cases of fraud penalties.

Medical Service

On the program of medical service at home, seniors have the option of continuing with the free medical home visit every month or receive a stipend of Rs 6,000 in cash per year, payable in monthly installments.

1000 elderly and those with severe disabilities have an alarm shaped bracelet or pendant.

Recreation centers

On the Recreation Centre Pointe-aux-Piments, the Minister of Finance alloueraRs 12 million to complete the work. A bus low floor provide transportation for seniors to the center of Pointe-aux-Piments. Still to this register, the construction of a recreation center is the fourth program in Riambel.

Action plan against child prostitution

An action plan is also expected from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Protection regarding child prostitution, domestic violence and early pregnancy.

 

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