According to Cao Van Sang, Director of the city’s Social Insurance Agency, HCM City in last July launched a pilot scheme to pay pensions and social insurance for pensioners in District 1 and Binh Chanh district.
For pensioners of over 80 years old or those who are unable to move, the post offices send the payments to their homes for free.
Under the pilot programme, nearly 7,000 people in District 1 and Binh Chanh district got the payments in cash via the post networks.
Sang said most pensioners and insurance beneficiaries are satisfied with the programme.
HCM City is set to implement the programme in the remaining 18 districts from this July.