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Subsidy for Senior Citizens

In order to show the care for senior citizens of Macao SAR and advocate the merit of respect for the elderly, Macao SAR Government, in 2005, started to grant “Subsidy for Senior Citizens” to the elderly.

1. Permanent residents of Macao SAR Government.
2. Those aged 65 on or before 31 of December in the year of application can submit “Subsidy for Senior Citizens” application to Social Welfare Bureau.

1. Prescription:The prescription of the Subsidy for Senior Citizens should be started from 1st Jan of the next year after the delivery year.
2. Recourse:The applicant can submit the recourse application if the beneficiary is eligible for the subsidy one year before the application.

1. Eligible elderly has to fill in and submit the “Subsidy for Senior Citizens” application form to Social Welfare Bureau, together with relevant documents (see the column of Documents Required).
2. Application Channels

  • send by post to [Macao P.O. Box No. 1188] or Estrada do Cemitério, n.º 6, Macau ;
  • submit at present or through the representative at the “Subsidy for Senior Citizens” application locations (see the column of Subsidy for Senior Citizens Application Locations).

 

1. Duly completed application form of “Subsidy for Senior Citizens”.
2. Photocopy of the applicant’s valid Macau Resident Identity Card.
3. Photocopy of bank saving book (MOP) for receiving the Subsidy for Senior Citizens, the local banks which can provide Subsidy for Senior Citizens transferal are listed below:
4. If the representative is to submit the application form, a photocopy of the representative’s ID is required.
5. In case the applicant intends to receive the “Subsidy for Senior Citizens” through joint or third party bank account, it is require that a photocopy of the involved party’s identity card must be attached.
6. A photocopy of the water bill, electric bill, or telephone bill of the current living place in Macau (It is suggested to give out one kind of the bills).
1. Amount of Subsidy for Senior Citizens:The amount for the year of 2018 is MOP$9,000.

2. Delivery periods of the Subsidy for Senior Citizens :
 
Completed the application of Subsidy for Senior Citizens Delivery Dates of Subsidy for Senior Citizens
Before or on 31 August Delivery during October
1 September to 30 November Delivery in January next year
1 December to 31 December Delivery in March next year

3. Regulations for the Proof of Life:
  • If the beneficiary resides outside the Macao Special Administrative Region, the maintenance of the right to subsidy is subject to presentation of Proof of Life.
  • For the aforementioned effects, the Proof of Life is required to be produced annually and should be issued by a competent authority or recognized medical institution of the place of residence of the beneficiary furnished. In addition, the beneficiary can proceed the Proof of Life with the Macau SAR Resident Identity Card or any other valid proof at Social Welfare Bureau.
  • The Proof of Life should be presented by August 31 every year.

4. Applications for the Proof of Life:
  • Present at Social Welfare Bureau
    The beneficiary can fill in the application form for the Proof of Life with the Macau SAR Resident Identity Card at Social Welfare Bureau or Social Service Centers under SWB.

  • Submission of the required documents for Proof of Life: including
    1. the photocopy of the beneficiary’s Macau SAR Resident Identity Card.
    2. the original Proof of Life certificate issued by competent authority or recognized medical institution from the beneficiary residential place (if the photocopy is submitted, the original copy should be presented for verification).
    3. the Proof of Life should be written on the letterhead of the entity, stamped and signed by the person-in-charge.
    4. the Proof of Life should be clearly stated out: the same name as it shown in the Macau SAR Resident Identity Card held by the beneficiary, number of Macau SAR Resident Identity Card, living status of the year (If the Proof of Life does not contain the beneficiary’s number of Macau SAR Resident Identity Card, but only the information of other identity documents, the beneficiary should submit the photocopies of the documents, sign on the photocopies for confirmation and state out “copy of the valid documents held by the beneficiary”).

  • Self-service Kiosks
    The beneficiary can apply with the Macau SAR Resident Identity Card at the locations of “Self-service Kiosks for the Proof of Life”, in order to proceed with the fingerprint collection through Self-service Kiosks for the Proof of Life, for checking the locations of “Self-service Kiosks for the Proof of Life”, please click the link as below:
                Locations of Self-service Kiosks for the Proof of Life

5. Suspension and Termination of Subsidy for Senior Citizens :
  • Suspension
    In case the beneficiary lives outside the Macau SAR, if he/she does not submit the Proof of Life, the delivery of Subsidy for Senior Citizens will be suspended until the issue date Proof of Life.

  • Termination
    Due to the death of the beneficiary, the right of receiving Subsidy for Senior Citizens will be terminated, but it will not affect the delivery of Subsidy for Senior Citizens in the year of the death.

Social Welfare Bureau should be informed for any change occurred in the information or situation of the beneficiary:

  • In case of death of the beneficiary, the spouse or unmarried partner of the beneficiary, relatives, and persons nominated to receive the subsidy or the institution that has been in charge of the beneficiary shall notify the Social Welfare Bureau as soon as possible. Without the notice of death of the beneficiary, the subsidy that is improperly paid must be returned back.
  • The Social Welfare Bureau must be informed immediately if there is any alteration regarding the beneficiary’s residential address, contact information or the bank account for receiving Subsidy for Senior Citizens, otherwise it will affect the effective delivery of Subsidy for Senior Citizens.
Department Address Telephone
Social Welfare Bureau
Social Welfare Bureau (Headquarter) Estrada do Cemitério n.º 6 28367878
Central and Southern District (Patane) Social Service Centre Avenida do Almirante Lacerda, n.° 23-A, Long Ut Koi, 1.° andar. 28580981
Northern District (Tamagnini Barbosa) Social Service Centre Rua Nova de Toi San, n.os 1-15, Lei Tat San Chun, Fase 2, 2.° andar, Macau 28596457
Northwest District (Ilha Verde) Social Service Centre Avenida do Conselheiro Borja, Centro de Sinistrados da Ilha Verde, 1.º andar, Macau 28225744
Taipa and Coloane Social Service Centre Avenida da Harmonia, n.° 20, Edifício Koi Nga, Bloco IV, Edf. Cipreste, r/c, Coloane, Macau 28825077  28825301
Taipa and Coloane Social Service Centre (Taipa Branch) Rua do Regedor, S/N, Chun Fok Village, Fase 2, Bloco 5, r/c AI, Taipa, Macau 28827285
Municipal Affairs Bureau
Macao Government Services Centre Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52 28451515
Macao Government Services Centre in Islands Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Taipa 28421212
Northern District Public Services Centre – Toi San Station Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, n.º 127, Edifício D.ª Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bloco B, R/C, Macau 28232660
Northern District Public Services Centre – Fai Chi Kei Station Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edifício Fai Tat, Bloco II, R/C, Lojas G e H, Macau 28261896
Central District Public Services Centre Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.ᵒˢ 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3.˚ andar, Macau 82917233
Central District Public Services Centre – S. Lourenço Station Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço, 4.˚ andar, Macau 28939006
Islands District Public Services Centre Rua da Ponte Negra, Bairro Social da Taipa, n.º 75K, Taipa 28825252
Islands District Public Services Centre-Seac Pai Van Station Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van, 6.˚ andar, Coloane 83943456

For enquiry, please contact the enquiry hotline of Subsidy for Senior Subsidy tel:2836 6166 during opening hours

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday:09:00-13:00、14:30-17:45
  Friday:09:00-13:00、14:30-17:30
  Closed on public holidays

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Subsidy for Senior Citizens Application Form

Subsidy for Senior Citizens Application Form    

Application Form to Collect the Subsidy for Senior Citizens of the deceased Beneficiary

Application Form to Collect the Subsidy for Senior Citizens of the deceased Beneficiary    

Supplementary Information

Administrative Regulation no 12/2005 Financial Assistance Scheme for Senior Citizens     no 12/2005
Administrative Regulation no 17/2006 Financial Assistance Scheme for Senior Citizens     no 17/2006
Remarks: The application forms are also available in the locations for application of Subsidy for Senior Citizens