The State Duma adopted a draft of additional payments to low-income pensioners at second reading
The deputies of the State Duma adopted in second reading the amendments to the law "On the state social assistance", which imply an additional payment for low-income pensioners exceeding the subsistence minimum. This was reported on the website of the lower house of parliament.
The document proposes, in the calculation of the general physical security of a pensioner, to exclude from it the amount of the indexation of pensions, and to pay it in excess of the subsistence minimum for a pensioner established in the region where he lives . The sums of the indexation will be taken into account when revising the size of the pension supplement due to the change in the subsistence minimum of the pensioner. "At the same time, next year the sums of the current indexation will be paid even above the subsistence minimum of the pensioner," the document says.
According to the amendments, the beneficiary of the social supplement to the pension will always be provided with the payment of the indexation amounts in excess of the subsistence minimum for the pensioner established in a particular region, note by the parliamentarians.
In the second reading, MEPs recommended adopting an amendment on a unified method for calculating the subsistence minimum when pensions for low-income pensioners are formed.