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Old 11-04-2014, 03:58 PM
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Mary Pat Campbell
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Well, more like welfare for old people, but I figure this is what Social Security will become...


Better late than never.
A 118-year-old Peruvian woman began working in 1903 — but has only now become eligible for her $32-a-month state pension, Central European News reports.
“Once I was too young, another time I had too much money,” said Andrea Cahuana, who was born May 25, 1896. “Sometimes I thought I’d die waiting.”

The supercentenarian from Arequipa was twice turned down for a pension. Peruvians are only eligible for pensions if they are at least 100 and extremely poor.

She finally met the stringent criteria.

“Her case came to the surface again and we had another look at her circumstances,” pension official Jose Villalobos said. “We are very happy to say she now qualifies.”

But Cahuana, who has outlived eight of her 12 children, still has to wait a little more. Her first check won’t arrive for another couple of months.
“Let’s hope I make it that long so I can enjoy it,” she quipped.

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