Social Security

Pension Rights

The legal provisions on pension rights come from the Law of 2005. Lesotho has government funded universal pension system. In order to eligible for pension, the concerned person must be aged 70. A fixed sum of 550 maloti is paid on a monthly basis.

Source: Old Age Pensions Act 2005; Old Age Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2007; ISSA Country Profile Lesotho 2017

Dependents' / Survivors' Benefit

A survivor pension is paid if the deceased received or was entitled to receive an old-age pension.  Eligible survivors include a widow or a dependent widower and children younger than age 18.

100% of the old-age pension the deceased received or was entitled to receive is paid. The pension is split equally among eligible survivors.

Source: ISSA Country Profile Lesotho 2017

Invalidity Benefit

No provisions on invalidity benefits were identified from within the law.

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