Old age Function


Time series: Social_1.3.3_EN.xls

SOCIAL BENEFITS BY "OLD AGE" FUNCTION
Country name: Bulgaria
Year: 2017
Currency: Millions national currency
all schemes scheme 1 scheme 2 scheme 3 scheme 6 scheme 7 scheme 8 scheme 17
1130000 Social protection benefits      7 359.68 7 127.46 145.50 14.94 31.97 0.02 0.01 39.79
1131000 Non Means-tested     7 352.28 7 127.46 138.09 14.94 31.97 0.02 0.01 39.79
1131100 Cash benefits    7 312.49 7 127.46 138.09 14.94 31.97 0.02 0.01 0.00
1131110 Periodic   7 209.85 7 024.82 138.09 14.94 31.97 0.02 0.01 0.00
1131111 Old-age pension  6 364.46 6 222.52 126.32 14.93 0.69
1131112 Anticiped old age pension  802.06 791.73 10.31 0.02
1131113 Partial pension  0.00
1131114 Care allowance  0.00
1131115 Other cash periodic benefits  43.33 10.58 11.77 0.01 20.97 0.01
1131120 Lump sum   102.64 102.64 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1131121 Other cash lump sum benefits  102.64 102.64
1131200 Benefits in kind    39.79 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 39.79
1131201 Accommodation   37.63 37.63
1131202 Assistance in carrying out daily tasks   0.00
1131203 Other benefits in kind   2.16 2.16
1132000 Means-tested     7.41 0.00 7.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1132100 Cash benefits    7.41 0.00 7.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1132110 Periodic   7.41 0.00 7.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1132111 Old-age pension  7.41 7.41
1132112 Anticiped old age pension  0.00
1132113 Partial pension  0.00
1132114 Care allowance  0.00
1132115 Other cash periodic benefits  0.00
1132120 Lump sum   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1132121 Other cash lump sum benefits  0.00
1132200 Benefits in kind    0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1132201 Accommodation   0.00
1132202 Assistance in carrying out daily tasks   0.00
1132203 Other benefits in kind   0.00
26.09.2019
EUROPEAN SYSTEM OF INTEGRATED SOCIAL PROTECTION STATISTICS (ESSPROS) - Receipts and expenditure for social protection
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Statistics of Living Standart Department

Contact name

Tsveta Tsonkova

Contact person function

Chief expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov str., 1038 Sofia

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 607

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified25 September 2018
Metadata last posted26 September 2018
Metadata last update25 September 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

The European System of integrated Social PROtection Statistics (ESSPROS) is a specific tool for statistical monitoring of social transfers for social protection as well as their financing in the member states of the EU.

The social protection system consists of three parts - the core system, the module on pension beneficiaries and the module on net social protection benefits.

In the core system annual data for receipts and expenditure by scheme is provided as well as data on paid benefits by function "Sickness/Healthcare", "Disability", "Old age", "Survivors", "Family/Children", "Unemployment", "Housing" and "Social exclusion not elsewhere classified".

Classification system

· Classification of ESSPROS functions;

· Classification of institutional sectors from which receipts of social protection schemes originate;

· Classification of expenditure of social protection system by type;

· Classification of social protection functions;

· Classification of social benefits in each function.

Sector coverage

In Bulgaria ESSPROS includes the following social protection schemes:

  • Pensions fund;
  • Pensions not related to labor activities fund;
  • Work injury and occupation diseases fund;
  • General diseases and maternity fund;
  • Unemployment fund;
  • Teachers' pension fund;
  • Professional pension funds;
  • Universal pension funds;
  • National Health Insurance Fund;
  • Supplementary health insurance;
  • Healthcare financed directly by government;
  • Assistance of families with children and child protection;
  • Social assistance;
  • Social integration of disabled people;
  • Active measures for employment;
  • Social educational scholarships and grants;
  • Social services provided by municipalities;
  • Social benefits provided by employer.
Statistical concepts and definitions

Social protection encompasses all interventions from public and private bodies intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs, provided that there is neither a simultaneous reciprocal nor an individual arrangement involved.

A social protection scheme is a distinct body of rules, supported by one or more institutional units, governing the provision of social protection benefits and their financing.

Statistical unit

Social protection scheme

Statistical population

The European system of integrated social protection statistics gathers data on benefits provided, and their financing, as expenditures and receipts of the units that are responsible for providing social protection.

Reference area

The territory of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

2005 - 2016

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS);

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 1322/2007 on appropriate formats for transmission, results to be transmitted and criteria for measuring quality for the ESSPROS core system and the module on pension beneficiaries of 12/11/2007;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 10/2008 on definitions, detailed classifications and updating of the rules for dissemination for the ESSPROS core system and the module on pension beneficiaries of 08/01/2008;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 110/2011 as regards the appropriate formats for the transmission of data, the results to be transmitted and the criteria for measuring quality for the ESSPROS module on net social protection benefits;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 263/2011 as regards the launch of full data collection for the ESSPROS module on net social protection benefits;

· Law on Statistics.

Data sharing
Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy
  • Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Not applicable.

Release policy
Release calendar

Date of publication of statistical information is available in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data on ESSPROS is published on the NSI website, section Social Protection in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annualy

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Receipts and expenditure for social protection.

Publications

Not applicable.

On-line database

Detailed results on ESSPROS are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Social Protection: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/6914 and informational system “Infostat”

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

· ESSPROS manual 1996 (published by Eurostat) for the period 1999-2005;

· ESSPROS manual, published in 2008 (Eurostat) for the period after 2005;

· ESSPROS manual, published in 2016 (Eurostat).

Quality documentation

Quality information by scheme and type of benefits.

Quality management
Quality assurance

The European system for integrated social protection statistics is an annual survey which is conducted in the framework of Regulation No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European system for social protection statistics, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1322/2007 on appropriate formats for transmission, results to be transmitted and criteria for measuring quality and Commission Regulation (EC) No 10/2008 on definitions, detailed classifications and updating of the rules for dissemination.

Quality assessment

Data is accompanied by quality information for each social protection scheme as well as detailed description of the various types of benefits provided.

Quality report is prepared.

Relevance
User needs

The main users of ESSPROS data are:

  • Institutional users as other activities of the Commission, other European institutions, national administrative institutions (mainly those responsible for monitoring the social protection) or other international organizations;
  • Eurostat, ministries and state agencies;
  • Research organizations and institutions;
  • End users - including the press - interested in receipts and expenditure of social protection in the EU.
User satisfaction

No survey is conducted for user satisfaction.

Completeness

ESSPROS encompasses interventions from public and private bodies intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs, provided that there is neither a simultaneous reciprocal nor an individual arrangement involved.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

As ESSPROS data are based on many administrative sources, the standard indicators for measuring accuracy are not directly applicable. Therefore, the accuracy is estimated by considering the non-sampling errors in the data sources.

Sampling error

ESSPROS is not a sample survey.

Non-sampling error

Limitations in the scope of and problems of measurement, evaluation of the method of estimation and revisions.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

According to the schedule for ESSPROS data provision, defined by Regulation 458/2007, data is provided with a margin of 18 months.

Punctuality

The target date for provision of data on the ESSPROS core system is determined by the European Parliament and Regulation (EO) No 458/2007 of the Council (appendix 1, items 1.3 and 2.3), according to which quantitative data at all schemes level and qualitative information for year N must be disseminated by Eurostat no later than 31 October of year N+2.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Social protection schemes differ greatly between different countries. There are great differences in the number and share of these schemes. In some countries the number of social protection schemes is very high while in others, usually these with small number of beneficiaries, the schemes are only partially covered by the data sources.

Comparability - over time

There are minor changes as regards the schemes, data sources, timeliness and scope of data in different countries which means that data from different years are comparable.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

As far as possible, there needs to be coherence between quantitative data and qualitative information. Where benefits are classified under a certain scheme, the description of these benefits should be found in the qualitative information and vice versa, unless the scheme described in the qualitative information has not yet entered into force (i.e. no benefits are supplied in the reference year) or has expired (i.e. the scheme is split into two different schemes, merged with another scheme or definitively abolished).

Coherence should be ensured as far as possible between the core system and the module on pension beneficiaries. If there are benefits classified under a particular pension item for a scheme, the number of beneficiaries should be found in the corresponding item in the pension beneficiaries module, and vice versa.

Cost and burden

Data is collected from administrative sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Data revision is possible due to different reasons ? for example change in the data sources used, change in the methods used for data estimation, due to adjustments in definitions used, etc.

Statistical processing
Source data

Data are collected from the following administrative registers and information systems:

· Register "Pensions";

· NSSI Personal register;

· Detailed Annual Report of NSSI on pension expenditure, short-term expenditure and contribution income;

· Detailed Annual Report of NHIF on incomes and expenditure;

· Aggregated Report on Incomes of health insurance companies;

· Report on Benefits and Contibutions of health insurance companies by type of services;

· Detailed Annual Report on incomes and expenditure of Ministry of Health;

· Data base of annual execution of the Consolidated Fiscal Program;

· Information system of Social Assistance Agency;

· Detailed Annual Report on the implementation of the budget of Agency for People with Disabilities;

· Information system of Employment Agency;

· Information system of Ministry of Education and Science.

Additionally data from following statistical surveys are used:

· Annual Report of Enterprises on the employed, salaries paid and other expenditures for labour;

  • Annual Report of Profesional and Universal Pension Funds on incomes and expenditures.
Frequency of data collection

Annually

Data collection

· Data files from administrative registers and information systems;

· Electronic form for some social protection schemes;

· Data from statistical surveys.

Data validation

Some of the schemes should be balanced, i.e. total expenditure should be equal to total receipts.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
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