Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, who oversees the government and other pension issues, said that the right to receive in January 2017 lump-sum payment in the amount of 5000 rubles have pensionerswho receive insurance annuities and pensions for state pensions. On a question of journalists, whether the payment of military pensioners, it is the exact answer has not given.
As reported by RIA “Novosti”, answering the journalists ‘ question Golodets said that the average pension in the system of the Ministry of defense is 22751 ruble. Later, the press service of Vice Prime Minister said that those war pensioners who receive pension insurance, are also entitled to receive a lump sum payment.
According to article 1 of the draft Federal law “On lump sum payments to pensioners,” adopted by the state Duma on 7 October, the right to receive 5,000 rubles (“social support”) are “persons permanently residing on the territory of the Russian Federation and is in accordance with the law of the Russian Federation as of 31 December 2016, recipients of pensions, which is the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation”. While getting these 5000 roubles shall not be taken into account “in determining eligibility for the provision of other benefits and measures of social support”.
According to the site “Virtual school of the pensioner”, despite the fact that military retirees receive military retirement for length of service or disability in the line of law enforcement agencies (Ministry of defense, FSB, Ministry of internal Affairs, etc), they can get a second insurance – old-age pension according to the Pension Fund. To do this, a military retiree must be enrolled in the mandatory pension insurance system and its insurance individual personal account (SNILS) should do the premiums. Social security number can be obtained by contacting the territorial body of the Pension Fund at the place of registration or actual residence. It shall contain information on civil seniority, accrued and paid to the Pension Fund insurance contributions, wages, periods of work in civic organizations, which determine the right of the military retiree insurance retirement pension, and, accordingly a lump sum.
As reported on the website of the Pension Fundand lump-sum payments will be made at the expense of the Federal budget. To 5000 roubles it will be possible together with a pension in January 2017.
In a press-service of the Pension Fund of Russia , “Interfax” reported that the insured receive a pension of more than 700 thousand military pensioners. “As of 1 October 2016, insurance, pension and military pension was received by 709 thousand 231 people,” – said the press officer. He explained that the data on the total number of military retirees in the Pension Fund no, because the FIU is the only “civilian” insurance premiums.
However, RBC, citing data from the Finance Ministry, reports that the number of recipients of military pensions at the moment is estimated at 2.5 million people. Thus, the light of the explanations of the press service of Deputy Prime Minister and FIU data, at least a quarter of the military retirees (over 28%) will be able to expect to pay.
Until 2016 pensions are indexed taking into account growth of consumer prices (pension insurance) or growth of a living wage of the pensioner (state pension provision). In 2016, made the indexation of insurance pensions pensioners from 1 February 2016 to 4% (with inflation for 2015 to 12.9%), and from April 1 to 4% indexed pensions for state pensions. In this regard, the decision in the form of lump sum payments to compensate pensioners for the remaining period 2016 until the new indexation in 2017, the difference between the rates of inflation for 2015 year and conducted from February 1, 2016 indexing. The amount of the lump sum of 5000 rubles is roughly equivalent to an average payout that would be received by the pensioner in the second indexing.
The procedure for annual indexation of pensions changed only in 2016. From 2017 the indexation of pensions should be restored in full.