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THE ROLE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD IN TARGETING. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD? HOW IS IT USED IN ARMENIA? HOW HAS IT IMPROVED TARGETING ? WHAT IS THE FUTURE?. BRIAN KEARNEY. Social Security Card Background. Social Security Card concept developed by Government in 1999

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the role of the social security card in targeting

THE ROLE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD IN TARGETING

WHAT IS THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD?

HOW IS IT USED IN ARMENIA?

HOW HAS IT IMPROVED TARGETING ?

WHAT IS THE FUTURE?

BRIAN KEARNEY

social security card background
Social Security Card Background
  • Social Security Card concept developed by Government in 1999
  • Anti fraud and targeting tool
  • Key to improving citizen access to government services
  • A laminated paper card with limited personal information thereon
how is the social security card used
HOW IS THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD USED?

From January 1st 2005 citizens need it for specific purposes

  • To apply for and be paid Poverty Family Benefit
  • To apply for and be paid Unemployment Benefits
  • To apply for and be paid Old Age and Disability Pension
  • To be paid wages or salary
  • To open a bank account
  • For a self employed person paying taxes or obtaining licenses
  • To pay state duties- example- importing goods
how citizens get the card
HOW CITIZENS GET THE CARD!
  • At the State Social Insurance Fund Local Office,
  • At the Republican Employment and Labor Agency LocalOffice,
  • At the Regional Social Service Agency Local Office and
  • At the Tax Administration Local Offices
  • At the Nork Center Social Security Card Processing Center
key elements
KEY ELEMENTS
  • Software Development
  • Creation of Computer Center
  • Piloting of the system in one city
  • Computerisation of local offices
  • Training of Staff
  • Public Education
  • Social Security Card Production
  • Data Entry Support
  • Legal Framework
how has the introduction of social security cards improved targeting
HOW HAS THE INTRODUCTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS IMPROVED TARGETING?
  • Every member of family applying for Poverty Family Benefit need a Social Security Card
  • This sole identifying number ensures that no family member can apply for Poverty Family Benefit more than ONCE!
  • The Social Security Card Number is the sole number linking all databases- social assistance- unemployment-pension-disability- earnings-wages
  • The earnings/wages of every member of family who is working You need a Social Security Card if you wish to open a bank account
future use of the social security card
FUTURE USE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
  • As the Personal Tax Number
  • In State Cadastre- selling or buying property
  • To improve Health service delivery
  • To guard against money-laundering –illegal income- in the banking sector
  • Other possible uses-
        • for student grants
        • cancer screening
        • prescription drugs
        • licensing
social security cards in armenia census data

Census data

October 2001

Number of Social

Security Card holders

%

as of April 2005

de facto population1

Total population

77.07%

3,002,594

2,314,133

including

1,047,566

Male

1,072,877

76.24%

·

1,047,566

Female

1,241,236

77.80%

·

1

De facto population includes those who were permanently or temporary present on the census night

October 9/10 2001.

SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS IN ARMENIA– CENSUS DATA
where to get more information
WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION
  • www.padco.am
  • www.mss.am