The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine expects that tomorrow, July 13, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider in the first reading a package of government bills on the pension reform and will adopt, as whole, amendments to the state budget proposed by the Government, those stipulating for increased funding for the most urgent social programs. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during the Government sitting.
He thanked parliamentarians for including draft laws on the pension reform into the agenda of the Parliament and added that the submitted decisions had been developed for the benefit of citizens. "The reform will provide an opportunity to ensure justice, to abolish the taxation of pensions, and hold indexation of pensions. Superannuation allowance will be raised for 9 million retirees", the Head of Government stressed and added that at the second stage of the reform, at the beginning of next year, military compensation would be upgraded as well as gradual transition to the development and introduction of an accumulative pension system be ensured. "Therewith, total seniority remains unchanged - 60, as stipulated by law", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
Moreover, the Prime Minister focused on amendments to the budget, as it concerns expanded funding for benefit and subsidy programs, programs for medical rehabilitation of Ukrainians abroad, enlargement of the nomenclature of the Available Medicine state program and financing of the defense and security sector.
“We place our hopes on tomorrow, the last plenary day of the summer. I think we would be able to consolidate support of the Parliament, we would have luck to confine considering of the pension reform to the first reading, and adopt changes to the budget”, emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.