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In Panama, there is a Law 6 from 1987, modified several times through 2008, which allows Disabled, Retirees or elders to receive discounts on many products and services.
If you are a Panamanian National or a Foreigner with established residency in Panama, 55 yr old for women, or 60 yr old for men. Present your cedula or Panama ID card (Green Card or Immigration ID) and you should be entitled to the following:
50% discount on entertainment (movies, theaters, sporting events, concerts and public events) except those destined for charity purposes or to benefit children or homeless
30% discount in buses
30% discount on trains
30% discounts on boats and ferries
25% discount on airfare national or internation with public or private national airlines
Minimum discounts on regular rates for hotels, hostals, motels and pensions as follows:
50% Monday through Thursday
30% Friday, Saturdays and Sundays
25% discount on your individual food bill, except those considered fondas or those that do not require a commercial license to operate
15% discount on fast food chain restaurants (national and international)
20% discount medicines
20% discount doctors fees/visits (general medicine, specialists and surgeons)
15% discount off your total bill of hospitals and clinics (private)
15% discount dental services
15% discount on optometry
20% discount on professional fees and honorariums
20% discount on prosthesis, canes, wheelchairs and other mobility devices
25% discount on energy consumption up to 600k Wh, regular rate applies to the excess usage
50% discount on airport fees
25% discount on land lines in your name
25% discount on water bill as long as the bill is in your name, it's for a residential account and does not exceed $30 per month - regular rates apply to excess use
IMPORTANT ONE: 100% DISCOUNT FROM PUBLIC REGISTRY FEES in inscription of board of directors, certifications and inscriptions of new companies, organizations or foundations
20% discount on casket and funeral services
All public or private entities such as banks must have an assigned line for jubilados or pensionados where no lines are needed.
There are fines established for those who violate this law.