According to Statistics Lithuania, in 2014 compared with 2013, the total number of pension recipients decreased by 0.4 percent.
By the end of 2014, 682,500 people received old-age related pensions, including work incapacity (disability) pensions and social assistance pensions. As much as 88 percent of them, or 599,600, were beneficiaries of state social insurance old-age pensions.
In late 2014, 9,900 persons were recipients of state social insurance anticipated old-age pensions, which is paid when no more than 5 years remain to pension age. The number of anticipated old-age pension beneficiaries decreased by 1,100 or 9.8 percent in 2014 compared with 2013.
By the end of 2014, 167,700 persons, or 9 percent of working-age population, received work incapacity (disability) pensions. The number has not changed significantly in a year.
Based on preliminary data, in 2014 compared with 2013, annual expenditure on pensions increased by EUR 25.7 million, or 1 percent, and totalled EUR 2.5 billion.