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Pensioners with lowest incomes from tomorrow have a July check and a seven-month increase of 13.16% proposed by PM Marković

Pensioners with lowest incomes from tomorrow have a July check and a seven-month increase of 13.16% proposed by PM Marković
Published date: 19.08.2020 09:30 | Author: PR Service

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Podgorica, Montenegro (19 August 2020) -- As we promised our pensioners, the implementation of the Law amending the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance will begin. The Pension and Disability Insurance Fund has created preconditions for the calculation and payment of the lowest pensions with a double increase in the July check, which includes an extraordinary adjustment of 13.16 percent, retroactively from 1 January, as it was proposed by the Prime Minister.

A total of 12,318 pensioners, who receive the lowest pension in the amount of EUR 128.82, will receive a check in the amount of EUR 247.47 and 3,586 pensioners whose pension amount from EUR 128.83 to EUR 145.77, will receive the difference from 1 January 2020 in the amount of their previous pension to the newly determined amount of the lowest pension.

We remind you that Prime Minister Duško Marković announced on 15 July, following a meeting with representatives of the Social Council and trade unions, that he decided that the Government should design the Law amending the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance, which envisages, among other things, an increase in the nominal amount of the lowest pensions for more than 13 percent and the allocation of an additional EUR 135 million in the medium term for the needs of amending the Law and improving the financial position of our retirees.

The Draft Law on pension and disability insurance, which has been harmonized as much as possible with our social partners, is an expression of our concern for pensioners. It ensures fairness and adequacy of benefits, while eliminating the most unfavourable years from the calculation of pensions, in order to avoid a negative impact on the amount of income of our pensioners.

In addition to the benefits related to the amount of calculated pensions, the Law, proposed by the Government, established a new way of adjusting pensions, which is significantly more favourable for pensioners compared to the previous solution.

These benefits will lead to faster growth in the income of all pensioners, which is the result of the Government's permanent commitment to continuously improve the standard of the oldest and most deserving population.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO