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Distributing the Welfare Allowance for Elderly Farmers

2017-12-12

  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.