There is a Pension Scheme for all persons employed under a labor contract, including domestic workers, actors, and certain categories of fishermen and apprentices with earnings at least equal to half the legal minimum wage. There are special systems for armed forces personnel and the self-employed.
The Old-Age Pension is designed for men aged 60 and women and veterans aged 55. There are also: the Retirement Pension for those aged 60 or older; the Disability Pension for insured employees; the Survivor Pension and Death Grant, for insured employees but given to surviving spouse or eldest child; and Family Allowances for non agricultural employees with employers contributing 25 per cent and government 75 per cent to fund children up to 17 years and 21 years if they are a student or disabled.
Despite the fact that there is no overarching social protection framework, the country nevertheless has a focus on employment generation, assistance to the most vulnerable children at school, food programmes for the destitute, occasional cash transfers, and housing support for the most vulnerable. There is no specific cash transfer programme, but there are initiatives within other programmes.