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Distributing the Welfare Allowance for Elderly Farmers


  To care for Taiwan’s aging farmers, the Council of Agriculture (acting on the basis of the Provisional Act Governing the Welfare Allowance for Elderly Farmers) initiated a “welfare allowance” for qualified farmers (65 years old and over). The amount of the allowance was increased from January 1 of 2016 to NT$7,256 per month. In 2016 the COA dispensed NT$54.76 billion in welfare allowances to 661,065 persons.