The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine finalized the decision to raise pensions to citizens who have long work experience, but received a low salary during their lifetime and therefore have a small pension. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. All procedural decisions will be endorsed at the next Government sitting.
The Prime Minister stressed that raising pensions is another stage of pension reform. He placed a special emphasis on the necessity of this stage already in January 2018 during a working trip to Mariupol. After the recalculation of pensions for more than 10 million retires, as well as after the decision to raise pensions for military pensioners, the category of workers with small pensions and long work experience remained the most vulnerable.
"Then in Mariupol I said that the task remains the same - to raise pensions for those who have a long work experience, but received a small salary. And this task is to be accomplished in 2019. We can say that we have found a solution to restore justice", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
According to the Head of Government, since July 1 women who have record of work more than 30 years and men who have working experience more than 35 years will receive increase in pensions. On average the payment will be worth UAH 2,000. This will be the next stage of the recalculation of pensions, and further increase will be held