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Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) has announced the average size of social pension, after indexation, which will take place on 1 April. Payment will be indexed at two percent and will reach 9266 rubles, the report said Fund.
“Pensions from 1 April 2019 are indexed by two percent — in line with the growth of the subsistence minimum of a pensioner in 2018. The increase affects almost 4 million pensioners, of whom 3.2 million are recipients of social pensions”, — stated in the message.
Also will be indexed pensions to certain groups of citizens and their families: servicemen, passing military service on an appeal, the participants of the great Patriotic war, citizens affected by the radiation and manmade disasters, as well as a number of other groups of citizens.
The average size of social pension for disabled children and disabled will grow to 13674 and 13812 rubles, respectively. Disabled as a result of injuries sustained during military action will be to 31.3 thousand rubles, pension of WWII veterans, who receive double payments made 37,4 thousand.
The Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin previously announced that the Russians will raise social benefits, and pay they will start already in may instead of the originally announced June. For this, the Cabinet allocated an additional 18,8 billion roubles.
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