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FSS Proposes an Increase in Various Benefits and Allowances for the Coming Year


2019-11-22

The Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao) today (22nd November) presented a proposal to the Standing Committee for the Coordination of Social Affairs for an increase in the social security benefits and allowances in the coming year. The proposal was unanimously agreed by the employer and employee representatives of the Committee. 

Benefit/Allowance

Before Increase (patacas)

After Increase (patacas)

Old-Age Pension

3,630 patacas/month

3,740 patacas/month

Disability Pension

3,630 patacas/month

3,740 patacas/month

Unemployment Allowance

145 patacas/day

150 patacas/day

Sickness Allowance

Hospitalization

145 patacas/day

150 patacas/day

Non-hospitalization

110 patacas/day

114 patacas/day

Birth Allowance

5,260 patacas/application

5,418 patacas/application

Marriage Allowance

2,060 patacas/application

2,122 patacas/application

Funeral Allowance

2,670 patacas/application

2,750 patacas/application

Relief Payments

2,385 patacas/month

2,457 patacas/month

Un Hoi Cheng, Vice-President of the FSS Administrative Committee, said that the last increase in social security benefits was in January 2019.  Considering that there has been a certain increase in general prices in the past year and the Social Welfare Bureau has also proposed to raise the Minimum Subsistence Index for next year in accordance with the established mechanism, the FSS proposes to increase the old-age pension and other benefits in order to provide residents with appropriate basic living security under the policy that old-age pension and subsidy for senior citizens not lower than the Minimum Subsistence Index.  After the increase, it is estimated that the total expenditure for benefit payment of the coming year will be approximately 5.2 billion patacas, of which old-age pension account for 4.6 billion patacas (about 88.5%) and the additional budget for the increase will be about 150 million patacas.

 For enquiries, please call 2853 2850 during office hours, or visit the website of the FSS at www.fss.gov.mo.