In June 2010, cabinet approved Expansion of the Social Protection Programme with one of its aims of reducing vulnerability and poverty among the elderly (65+ and 60 years for Karamoja) through the Senior Citizens Grant which provides direct income support of $6.9 (25,000) shillings per month disbursed bi-monthly $13.8 (Ugx. 50,000) to the elderly persons as an enabler to enjoy dignified and respectful lives addressing particular vulnerabilities within their social, political and economic spheres.
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