Political parties decry government’s change of subsidy for Thai senior citizens

The current caretaker administration’s change of ministerial regulations, regarding the welfare subsidy for all Thai citizens aged 60 and over, to only people who do not have an income or…

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No savings, huge debts: More and more Thai seniors struggling to survive

Thailand expresses gratitude and respect for the older generation every year on April 13, National Elderly Day. Yet, every year the number of senior Thais in dire straits, struggling to…

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Home alone: The elderly citizens being abandoned as population change grips Thailand

While family gatherings are common during the Songkran festival, many elderly Thais will be spending the holiday alone just as they do for the rest of the year. At the…

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An elderly woman sits along an alley in a low-income neighborhood in Bangkok on May 4, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

How a flaw in the system lands Thailand’s elderly in trouble

A 99-year-old grandmother says she will go to prison if the government sues for repayment of Bt100,000 in subsidies whose overlapping claim rules were too complicated for her to understand….

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