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DREM updates the time series on Social Protection with data for 2021
The Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM) releases today on its website, the Time Series on Social Protection, updated with information from 2021. The starting year for most tables is 2004.
1. Social Security - Number of pensioners decreased slightly
At the end of 2021, there were 66,500 active Social Security pensioners in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, corresponding to 26.5% of the resident population. Of that total, 63.2% received old-age pensions, 27.5% survivor´s pensions and 9.3% disability pensions. Compared to 2020, the number of pensioners decreased by 0.5%, as a result of the decline in the number of disability pensions (-2.4%), old-age (-0.4%) and survivor´s pensions (-0,1%).
The annual mean value paid to pensioners rose by 0.9% between 2020 and 2021, to 5 125 euros, as a result of an increase of 1.2% in the average values of old-age and survivors' pensions. The average value of disability pensions decreased by 1.6%. In this year, the mean paid value in old-age pensions stood at 5 965 euros, exceeding the average value of the disability (5 566 euros) and survivor´s pensions (3 068 euros).
The total value paid, at the end of 2021, reached 352.1 million euros, up by 0.8% over the previous year. Of this total, 73.4% was destinated for old-age pensions (258.3 million euros), 16.5% for survivor´s pensions (58.2 million euros), and 10.1% for disability pensions (35.6 million euros). Compared to 2020, there were positive changes of 1.2% in the amounts processed in old-age pensions and 1.3% in survivors' pensions. Regarding the amounts processed in disability pensions, there was a negative change of 3.0%.
There were 10,600 individuals receiving unemployment benefits, down by 5.1% from the previous year, and of these, 35.6% had not received this benefit in 2020. The distribution of unemployment beneficiaries by both genders was balanced: 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women. As for ages, 23.6% corresponded to individuals aged 50 to 54 years, followed by the groups aged 40 to 49 years ( 23.3%) and by the groups aged 25 to 29 years (22.2%). Around 6.5% were persons under 25 years.
In 2021, the average duration of unemployment benefits was 188 days, which was lower than in 2020 (194 days), with the average value of this type of benefit amounting to 3 120 euros (+0.5% compared to the previous year).
With regard to the main family benefits of Social Security, in 2021, the number of beneficiaries of the child and young people allowances decreased by 3.0% and the number of beneficiaries of allowances for assistance to a third party increased by 0.5%.
As for the social integration income, about 7.5 thousand persons (of which 47.8% were males), were given this type of social benefit, up by 6.3% from 2020. By age group, 36.5% of the beneficiaries were under 25 years. The amount processed in this social benefit ascended to 9.1 million euros, increasing by 8.2% compared to 2020.
The number of persons receiving sickness benefits grew by 3.7% between 2020 and 2021, reaching a total of 12,000 persons this year. The mean number of days processed for this type of benefit stood at 87 days, down by 3 from the previous year. The total paid values amounted to 21.5 million euros, representing a drop of 0.5% compared to 2020.
In 2021, 13.3 million euros were processed for the 3,791 beneficiaries of the social provision for inclusion, with the age group of 30 to 39 years old having the highest number of beneficiaries (940; 24.8%), followed by the groups of 55 years and over (922; 24.3%) and 40 to 49 years (721; 19.0%).
2. Caixa Geral de Aposentações - Number of users of the system increased
At the end of 2021, the number of pensioners of the Civil Service Retirement System Scheme stood at 13,340 (up by 196 persons over 2020). The majority (70.9%) were beneficiaries of disability and old-age pensions.
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