The Cook Islands government's plan to double the pension for those aged 70 years and older will start to be implemented over the next financial year.
Finance minister Mark Brown says money will be allocated in next year's budget, though he has yet to say how much.
Mr Brown told parliament this week the government is currently looking at options for the pension increase implementation.
He says this could include a staggered increase over a number of years.
The governing Cook Islands Party promised during the last elections year to increase the pension for those aged 70 years and older to at least match earnings on the minimum wage.