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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The government decided to leave 300 thousand pensioners without a one-time payment

The government of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a bill on one-time pension payments. Their sum remains unchanged — five thousand rubles, but the wording in the document involve the payment only to those Russians who reside in Russia and as of 31 December 2016 receive pensions from the Pension Fund of the country.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

In a press-service of the Ministry of labour argued that such pensioners more than 288 thousand people, writes “RBC”. The right to receive their pensions granted in 1998 by the decision of the constitutional court (CC). The source of RBC in the in the court circles said that the abolition of the one-time payment for the specified categories of recipients may be grounds for complaint to the constitutional court.

In the Ministry claim that in the legal aspect such payment is not included in the pension provision of the Russians, and is a form of social support. In accordance with this interpretation, the question of need social assistance categories of citizens the legislator decides.

The explanatory note States that a one-time payment from the Federal budget will be spent 221 billion rubles. Abandoning a single five thousandth of payments 288 thousand Russians living abroad will allow the state to save 1.44 billion.

A one-time payment, the Russian authorities decided to replace the re-indexing of the pensions in 2016.


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