Non-contributory pensions are those that do not require that the beneficiary has previously contributed or contributed during the time he or she has worked, that is, they are granted without distinction and without greater requirements than those established by law.
Today in Mexico, non-contributory pensions have been taken to constitutional status, as it was dated May 8 of this year when it was published in the Official Journal of the Federation.
According to the decree issued amending article 4 of the Constitution, persons over 68 years of age are entitled to receive a non-contributory pension from the State under the terms of the Act, providing that in the case of indigenous and Afro-Mexican persons, the pension in question shall be granted from the age of sixty-five.
In the light of the above, the constitutional reform guarantees that every person will receive a pension upon reaching the reference age, For this purpose, only the secondary law issued in this regard will have to be analysed in order to determine the modalities or requirements for access to this benefit.
It should also be mentioned that in the publication of the decree amending article 4 of the Constitution, it was not only the addition of non-contributory pensions, The reform also established the system of scholarships for students at all levels of the public education system, giving priority to families living in poverty, to ensure equity in the right to education.
Similarly, the above-mentioned reform integrated the provision of financial support to persons with permanent disabilities under the terms of the Act.
The decree entered into force the day after its publication and is intended to guarantee access to a dignified life and the right to education with equity.
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