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Basic Livelihood Security Program: Benefit Recipients & Payment

  • In 2016, 1.63 million people received the Basic Livelihood Security Program (BLSP) benefits. Among them were 1.54 million general recipients and 91,000 institutionalized recipients. The BLSP benefit recipients as a share of the total registered residents (take-up rate) is 3.2%.
  • In 2017, the standard median income per 4-person household was KRW 4.467 million, up 1.73% from 2016.
Recipients of National Basic Living Security Program(2009-2016)
Recipients of National Basic Living Security Program(2009-2016)

Unit : 1,000 persons

Recipients of National Basic Living Security Program(2009-2016)
category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total number of recipients 1,569 1,550 1,469 1,394 1,351 1,329 1,646 1,630
General recipients 1,483 1,458 1,380 1,300 1,259 1,238 1,554 1,540
Institutionalized recipients 86 92 89 94 92 91 92 91
Take-up rate 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.6 3.2 3.2
Benefits Provided Under the National Basic Living Security Program(2009-2016)
Benefits Provided Under the National Basic Living Security Program(2009-2016)
Benefits Provided Under the National Basic Living Security Program(2009-2016)
category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total benefits 3,923 3,998 4,017 3,930 4,088 4,072 3,410 4,157
Genera benefits 3,791 3,854 3,856 3,760 3,899 3,853 3,180 3,914
Institutionalized benefits 132 144 161 170 189 219 230 243
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