The Universal Guaranteed Pension (PGU) is a benefit offered by the Social Welfare Institute (IPS) that aims to improve the income of the elderly through a monthly payment. As of February, due to the annual readjustment of the Consumer Price Index (IPC), the maximum amount of the PGU is $206,173 for those who have a base pension equal to or less than $702,101. For those who receive between $702,101 and $1,114,446 per month, the amount varies.
Currently, according to ChileAtiende, people who meet the following requirements can apply for the PGU: requirements: be adults aged 65 or over, not be among the richest 10% of the population (requirement modified in April) and receive a base pension of less than $1,114,446.
Also, to access the PGU it is necessary to prove residence in Chile fulfilling two conditions: having resided for a period of not less than 20 continuous or discontinuous years since the applicant was 20 years old and complying with four years of residence within the five years prior to the application.
In order to verify whether the requirementsa requirements validator site is available in which the RUN and the date of birth must be completed to consult the system information.
There are different ways to apply for the benefit of PGU. Older adults can do so over the Internet, by going to the ChileAtiende offices or requesting a video service. If you have questions, you can contact the number 101, which receives calls from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.