Russian regions will retain benefits for retirees

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Photo: Yury Martyanov / Kommersant

Russian regions have decided to keep the existing measures of social support for citizens approaching retirement age. So, in the Volgograd regional Duma already forwarded a bill amending the social code of the region, reported “Interfax” the press service of the regional Governor on Monday, September 3.

The Committee of social protection of the Volgograd oblast, the Agency explained that the amendments will allow residents of the region older to use existing benefits in full. “So, men over the age of 60 and women age 55 years regardless of obtaining the status of “retired” will retain the right to compensation of expenses on payment of premises and certain types of utilities, reduced fares and targeted social benefits, as well as providing hearing AIDS and prosthetic products. In the provision of benefits will take into account the criteria of targeting and means testing,” — said the representative of the Committee of social protection.

With similar initiatives already made and other regions. Thus, according to TASS, the corresponding bill introduced in the legislative Assembly of region the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov, is also preparing amendments on the conservation benefits and in the Vladimir region.

Conservation benefits for older people and supported at an extraordinary meeting of the faction “United Russia” in the Tambov oblast, reports the edition “Tambov courier”. A similar bill introduced and the deputies of the faction “United Russia” Buryatia, writes buryaad UNEN.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced the commutation of the pension reform. In particular, the authorities intend to reduce the age of retirement for women to 63 years, as was in the original draft, up to 60 years in the new version. The President also urged the people that in the next two years planned to retire, to go at it for six months before the new retirement age. In addition, the President first gave the interpretation of the concept of pre-retirement age. “For a transitional period, I propose to consider pre-retirement age five years before the date of retirement,” — said Putin.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced amendments to the pension law on June 14. The reform includes raising the retirement age eight years for women and five for men. The document has already passed its first reading in the state Duma.

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