National Safety Net Program

Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT)

The Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) was started in 2007.

It started as a pilot in 3 districts, in Thika and Nyando and later implemented in Busia, under the Rapid Response Initiative (RRI)-2007.

It is funded by the Government of Kenya.

Objective

To provide regular and predictable cash transfer to poor and vulnerable older persons (65 years and above) in identified deserving households.

Coverage

OPCT is a national programme and currently covers 203,011 households (FY 2015/16).

Eligibility

  • Older persons must be 65 years and above
  • Must be poor and vulnerable
  • Beneficiary/Household must not be enrolled in any other Cash Transfer programme
  • A member of the household must not be receiving any pension and/or regular income
  • A member of the household must not be in any gainful employment

Amount paid

KES 2,000 per household per month delivered every two months through appointed payment agent - currently the Equity Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank.

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