Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New delay for the 200,000 retired retiree beneficiaries


After seven consecutive extensions the payment of retroactive to retirees with more than 30 years of insurance is heading towards new postponement, as shown by the new schedule that has been put on the table Ministry of Labour.

Based on this, the deposit will be given first national pension to those who have pending applications after the retrospectives.

Since the deposit is not going to start before May, everything shows that retrospectively postponed for later.

The Minister of Labor K. Hatzidakis, speaking to “Mega Weekend”, stressed that one of the obligations we have is the payment of retroactive. The recalculation decision is issued within days. The payment of the nationals will precede pensions and immediately afterwards the payment of these retrospectives will follow “.

This means that the approximately 200,000 private and public sector retirees who have left with more than 30 years of insurance and are entitled to increases in the net amount of their pension as well as retroactively from October 2019 will remain on hold.

It is stressed that another 600,000 old retirees are entitled only accounting set-offs with personal difference.

The first group that is expected to see increases and retrospectively are the “young people retirees» beneficiaries, ie those who have retired after May 2016 with more than 30 years of insurance and do not maintain a personal difference.

It is noted that so far the retroactive 19 months for retirees with more than 30 years of insurance reach 4,788 euros, while the monthly increase of their pension amounts to 252 euros.

At the same time, in May, the payment process of the pension advance as well as the relevant retrospectives.

For the 15,000 pending retirees, with applications before 2018, retroactive payments will reach up to 13,824 euros (eg 36 months x 384 = 13,824). The relevant law has already been published, according to which the advance payment of the main pension of 384 and 360 euros is provided for the insured with 20 and 15 years respectively.

The release is expected within the next few days ministerial decision for the implementation of the new institution and the specialization of the terms of advance payment of the main pension.

Thus begins a process that will offer an amount of up to 384 euros per month to thousands of retirees who have been waiting for years to make the final retirement decision.

It is reminded that in the first ten days of March and April two more payments will be made for the category of retroactive payments concerning the heirs of the deceased. retirees.

Meanwhile, the financial staff is “looking” for an additional 600 million euros to pay the outstanding pensions!

This revelation was made on Saturday morning by the Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras.

Speaking on a TV show, o Minister of Finance announced that the initial budget earmarked for this purpose was EUR 900 million. But now that the government has the exact picture with the outstanding issues, an additional 600m euros are needed to be found.

Also the major issue of outstanding pensions was developed by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Kostis Hatzidakis in an interview with Mega TV.

“An effort has been made to reduce them and they have been reduced to some extent. In 2020, 30% more pensions came out than in 2019. 1.7 million electronic transactions were made, the issuance of pensions digitally began in parts. “While we had 190,000 pending cases for main pensions in the summer of 2019, now we have 155,000, every month about 15,000 are added, and this of course does not satisfy us”.



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