Peskov denied information about a new increase in the retirement age in the Russian Federation

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On March 6, press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov denied reports about a new increase in the retirement age allegedly being prepared in Russia.

“This is an erroneous statement,” Peskov told Interfax.

Thus, he commented on the statement of the State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Valery Rashkin, who said that the government’s efficiency analysis group had come to the conclusion that the reform carried out in Russia was not enough to cover the deficit of the Pension Fund. Rashkin noted that the country will prepare proposals for a new increase.

Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Valery Ryazansky, in turn, called Rashkin’s statement “an unconfirmed horror story.” Ryazansky suggested that, perhaps, the retirement age will be raised again, but this will happen no earlier than 90 years later, RIA Novosti reports.

On March 3, it became known that deputies from the LDPR faction will submit to the State Duma a bill on the removal of restrictions on the recalculation of pensions for working pensioners. It is noted that this condition can be achieved by abolishing the limit for the individual coefficient of three points.

On March 2, the chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, said that the Russian government and parliament have no objections to the indexation of pensions for working pensioners. She added that already in the next budget cycle, the Cabinet of Ministers will find funds for these needs, but it is too early to talk about the timing of the start of indexation.

Earlier, on February 23, it became known that the Ministry of Labor of Russia came up with a proposal to include in the lists of jobs that give the right to early retirement, periods of vocational training and additional vocational education of workers.

On January 1, 2019, amendments to the pension legislation came into force in Russia, which provide for a phased increase in the retirement age to 65 for men and 60 for women. By 2028, the transition period should end.