Passage of the
pension reform through the Parliament of Ukraine, that prepared by the Cabinet
of Ministers of Ukraine with the assistance of the President of Ukraine and the
expert community, allows the Government to start practical realization of all
initiatives, and therefore it is crucial to speed up activities on the ground to
ensure pensioners receive the recalculated superannuation in October. This was
stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a dedicated teleconference.
approved the reform of the pension system, its goal is
to create a fair pension scheme. We have an unprecedented number of votes in
support, hence now we switch to the practical implementation of the decisions.
This is a comprehensive work and the deadlines are tight. I would request to
organize proper work, to inform each senior about the size of the improved
pension and to make all necessary recalculation for October month,” the Head of
Government stressed, “I remind you that we are introducing automatic indexation
of pensions annually. Starting October the minimum pension amounts to UAH 1452”.
the meeting also heard a report by Andrii Reva, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, who outlined
the key areas of the reform, the rules for revaluation of pensions.
The Minister emphasized
that special attention should be paid to carrying out all necessary activities
in the areas adjacent to uncontrolled territories, where a significant amount of
retirees – former miners and metallurgists – live whose pensions will be
directly affected by the raise. “I won’t rule out a possibility that militants can
make any attempt to legalize themselves in pension fund and social protection bodies.
I would ask all concerned to follow up this issue jointly with law enforcement
agencies," stressed Andrii Reva.
Head of the
Pension Fund Olexii Zarudny
for his part noted that the planned recalculation of pensions is the most
substantial in the entire independence history. “The Pension Fund has the
resource to make such readjustment. It makes up UAH 26 billion,” told Olexii Zarudny, “Those beneficiaries
who will happen to obtain their pensions of an ‘old rate’ will have their
shortfall paid until October 25. All the Pension Fund bodies have been tasked
with providing seniors with information about new pension rates. Revaluation of
pensions is constantly monitored”.