Why some elderly Thais cannot afford to retire
Recently, the Thai government announced an increase in special subsidies for the elderly who receive the state pension in fiscal year 2022. They will get an extra payment of 100-250 baht for April through September 2022. It means that, if you are 60 years old and receive a subsidy 600 baht, you will get an extra 100 baht, all in all you will receive 700 baht for 6 months. Senior citizens who do not have other sources of income, however, are struggling to live on state subsidies.