The Government of the Republic guarantees the regular payment of pensions of the non-contributory Regime of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) for the 128,845 people benefiting from this regime, as well as the financial support of social programs financed by the Development Fund Social and Family Allowances, Fodesaf.
The economic consequences of the pandemic have been reflected in Fodesaf’s income, since it finances 60% of the contribution from the payrolls of Costa Rican workers.
For this reason, the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Geannina Dinarte Romero and the Minister of Finance, Elian Villegas, communicated to the CCSS about the need to seek financing alternatives for this fund so that there is no greater impact on financing. of state welfare programs. In this regard, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labor have been coordinating to obtain financing.
“We want to clarify that the financial flow for the year 2020 is guaranteed and there will be no impact on the monthly payment of these pensions. On the other hand, and as a consequence of the pandemic by COVID-19, we must look for the necessary alternatives to be able to grant new pensions of this regime so that we can assume them economically in the year 2021 ”.
In a responsible way we are taking the forecasts so that the economic flow of 2021 is not affected in the main when it comes to financing social programs.
The goal for 2020 is to end the year with a total of 129,633 RNC pensions; In this first semester, almost all of the programmed has been granted, with around 800 new pensions in process.
The government has not only committed to raising the goal of granting pensions, but we have really achieved great efficiency on the part of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund and Fodesaf to be practically ahead in granting this benefit to the people who most require the support of the state.