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Govt urged to raise pension for elderly

An elderly walks in Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok. (File photo)

Senior citizens should receive a universal pension of 3,000 baht per month to ease their financial burden, activists and academics said at a forum.

Four Regions Slum Network representative Nuken Inthachan was one of those calling for the government to revise its old age monthly allowance as a universal pension and lift it to 3,000 baht a month.

“The existing 600 to 1,000 baht subsidy for seniors citizen is barely enough, even with them finding supplementary income themselves,” he said.

Mr Nuken was addressing an event organised by the Thailand Consumers Council and Thai PBS on Thursday focusing on the financial situation of the kingdom’s senior citizens.

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