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Social Security Benefits and Allowances to be Increased Tomorrow

2019-12-31

According to Executive Order No. 212/2019 published in the Official Gazette of the Macao SAR, all pension payments and allowances of the Social Security System will be increased on 1 January 2020.  The old age and disability pension will be increased to 3,740 patacas per month.  The total number of beneficiaries is expected to be about 136,000.  The total annual expenditure is about 5.2 billion patacas, of which old-age pension accounts for 4.6 billion patacas.  It is expected that the additional expenditure for the increase in benefits will be about 150 million patacas.  Details of the increase are as follows:

 

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

 

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