The government has approved payments to retirees lump-sum payment of 5 thousand rubles instead of the second indexation of pensions. On Wednesday, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a Cabinet meeting demanded to ensure payment on time and in full.
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Dmitry Medvedev told members of the Cabinet on Wednesday that the transfer of money and retirees must be made the term, in January 2017. Medvedev said that people are counting on this money, especially pensioners who have no other income, reports RIA “Novosti”.
The head of government noted that the Ministry of Finance provided for the operation of more than 221 billion and now faces the challenge of bringing this money to pensioners at the right time through the system of the Pension Fund.
In turn, the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin said RG.RU on Wednesday, the government considered the bill on a lump sum payment to pensioners and approved it. Was cleared of all differences and in January 2017, more than 44 million pensioners will receive 5 thousand rubles.
Topilin also said that the money will be delivered according to an individual schedule. In some cases, this will be combined with the January pension payments, and some will be paid separately from the January pension. In any case, before officials and “Mail of Russia” the task to all the payoffs were delivered in January, said Topilin.
He also explained that the one-off payment and get working pensioners. But when in 2017 the government will return to the usual procedure of indexation of pensions on actual inflation for working pensioners the pensions will not be indexed.
Working pensioners the law provides for indexing compensation after termination of employment.