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Can we still benefit from minimum old age?

Verified 18 August 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Minimum old age is no longer allocated. It was replaced by solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa) in the year 2006.

But you can still receive today the minimum old age, if it was allocated to you before the establishment of the Aspa, and that you did not ask to change for the Aspa.

In this case, 2 situations are possible:

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You live alone

You perceive additional allowance, which adds:

  • your pension
  • or special old age allowance (if you are not eligible for any retirement)
  • or other benefits (allowance for older workers, allowance for mothers...).

This allows you to reach an income of 953.45 per month from 1to July 2022.

FYI  

as Aspa, the amounts you received (additional allowance) must be repaid after death. They are taken from your estate, subject to certain conditions.

You're a married couple

Your couple additional allowance, which adds:

  • a retirement pension
  • or special old age allowance (when the person is not eligible for any retirement)
  • or other benefits (allowance for older workers, allowance for mothers...).

This allows your couple to reach an income of 1,480.24 per month from 1to July 2022.

The additional allowance can be paid:

  • to 1 person, if only one allowance is enough to make your couple's resources reach 1,480.24 per month
  • or 2 people, if necessary.

FYI  

as Aspa, the sums received by the couple (additional allowance) must be repaid after death. They are levied on the amount of the estate, subject to certain conditions.