Basic country data
- Population over 60 in 2010:
- 12,262 (7%)
- Projected population over 60 in 2050:
- 31,256 (16%)
- Income of country:
- Lower middle income
- Social pension?
- Scheme information: Senior Citizens Benefit
- Year introduced:
- Monthly pension benefit:
- 130 Tala (57 US$)
- 19.61 % of average income
- 247 % of international poverty line
- Age of eligiblity:
- % of population over 60 covered:
- Total cost:
- 1.30% of GDP
Resources on the pension in Samoa
Year: 2011 | Published by: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association
This database provides information on social security programmes in Asia and the Pacific.
This Government webpage provides information on the social pension in Samoa.
This consolidated act provides the legislative base for Samoa's social pension.
Year: 2007 | Published by: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
The governments of New Zealand, Mauritius, Namibia, Botswana, Bolivia, Nepal, Samoa, Brunei, Kosovo, and Mexico City provide a basic pension to the elderly with...
Year: 2006 | Published by: ILO
This publication is intended to serve as a reference book for planners to formulate the policy and strategy to extend social security coverage to...