The adoption by
the Parliament of Ukraine of a Government’s pension reform will allow over 9
million pensioners to get higher superannuation already in October, while taxes
on pensions for working pensioners will be abolished. At that, the current
retirement age will be preserved and automatic pension recalculation introduced
– beyond any political arrangements. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
announced on opening the Government's sitting on Wednesday, October 4.
“I would like to
congratulate everyone on the adoption by Parliament of a pension reform. It has
been long awaited by senior citizens. This is a vital decision. Yesterday we
laid the foundation for a fair pension system. This was rather difficult path,
and I want to thank all those who participated in the process,” said the Head
of Government, “Already in October, the new system will provide an opportunity
to raise pensions for more than 9 million retirees."
The Head of
Government stressed that starting October 1, the
minimum pension will make up UAH 1452. "The pension amounting UAH 949 will
become history," the Prime Minister highlighted, adding that the basis for
pension calculation makes up UAH 3764, and more than 1.1 million pensioners would
receive over UAH 1,000 surplus to their pensions. "And it will be transferred
to an automatic mode. Politicians will no longer influence (the decision to
raise pensions)," summed up Volodymyr Groysman.