First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Valery Ryazansky commented in an interview with RT on the resolution approved by the Russian government, according to which from April 1, social pensions will be indexed by 3.4%.
“In accordance with the legislation, we have made indexation of several social payments, first of all, the indexation of pensions to non-working pensioners from the new year to the level of 6.3%. These are the majority of our pensioners … Since February 1, we have indexed social benefits, which are called monthly cash payments … And finally, since April 1, in accordance with the law, social pensions are indexed. This is a small number of pensioners, about 4 million people who could not earn a retirement pension, they do not have enough work experience, so they are entitled to a social pension, which can be considered a kind of social benefit, ”the senator explained.
He added that today it is such a compensatory measure to support people.
“The average pension in this category will be about 10 thousand rubles,” concluded Ryazansky.
Earlier it was reported that from April 1, social pensions will be indexed by 3.4%.