The Ministry will not abolish pensions for working pensioners after 2016

The Ministry will not abolish pensions for working pensioners after 2016


At the meeting of the government Commission previously decided not to index pensions to working pensioners from February 1, 2016 by 4%, as operating.

MOSCOW, 7 Oct. The Ministry of labour and social protection are not considering the abolition of pensions to working pensioners beyond 2016, told reporters the head of the Ministry Maxim Topilin.

“No, it’s not considered”, — he told, answering an appropriate question.

The head of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev earlier on Wednesday spoke out against the nonpayment of pensions to working pensioners with an income above a certain amount, but believed that it was fair to consider differentiation of payment and also about the refusal from the indexation of pensions to such pensioners.

At the meeting of the government Commission on budget projections decided not to index pensions to working pensioners from February 1, 2016 by 4%, according to the head of the FIU Anton Drozdov.

A source in the government in early October reported that the authorities are preparing a “soft offer” on pensions for working pensioners in 2016. In particular, they considered a proposal to abolish fixed pension for those who continue to work. However, this measure was found to be too sensitive.