The real amount of pensions in 2018-2020 will not be reduced, said Nilov

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in motobanquistas pension. Archival photoThe real amount of pensions in 2018-2020 will not be reduced, said Nilov© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The real amount of pensions in 2018-2020 will not be reduced, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs Yaroslav Nilov (LDPR).

Previously, «Vedomosti» reported that, according to the government forecast of economic development of Russia, because of the refusal of indexation of working pensioners in real terms, the pension payments will decrease. According to the publication, in the baseline scenario on the basis of which prepares the budget, the pension is reduced by 0.7% in 2018, and 0.6% in 2019-2020.

«Such publication with reference to the position of economic development is unfortunate because the implication sounds that the indexation of pensions to working pensioners is not expected,» — said the MP, adding that he will try to «clear language» to describe the situation, which was announced by the Ministry.

«The real volume of pensions, of course, will not be reduced, but based on the fact that do not assume an indexation of pensions to working pensioners, the purchasing power against the background of inflation, of course, will fall,» — continued the Deputy. He recalled that pensions are now indexed according to the law for pensioners, a special index is linked to actual inflation. This index is determined by the government and, according to nil, not the real inflation.

«We are told that inflation is 4% in the past year, but we see how much food, supplies, how much money is spent on utility services. And, of course, prices have risen by 4%, take for example petrol and will see how to change the price of fuel. The price of gasoline affects all other prices in Russia. So it (the inflation — ed.) not 4%,» — said the head of the Duma Committee.

«From that perspective, probably the Ministry of economic development and announced that pensions will gradually decline, we are talking not about the amount of cash that you will receive at the hands of the pensioners, and on the purchasing power of the money. Here is what it is», said the MP.

«With regret we see that as soon as the Russian President gives instructions, immediately the money is. Yesterday sounded position, which causes the support and the desire to consolidate the legislation, that the minimum wage will be increased to the subsistence level, and set specific deadlines. So the money is there, and the Ministry of Finance the money will seek from the reserves or reduce other expenditures. Same thing here: if there was the political will shown, and I do not exclude that it will be manifested in the course of work on the budget, and the position of economic development (on pensions to working pensioners) then, too, will be corrected», — said Nilov.

Speaking about how to save on pensioners, he recalled that in 2015 the inflation rate was 4% and the first stage of indexation of pensions was 4% with a promise to make a second stage in which the indexation was brought to the real inflation. «But the second phase, as we remember, was not, and was taken on a one-time payment of 5 thousand roubles. But these 5 thousand rubles, first, less than the total income at full inflation, and, second, these payments were not subsequently considered in the size of pensions. Accordingly, they continue will not be counted and indexed», — said the Deputy.

«So it all sounded, but actually saves the state, finding that such a bypass path. In addition, and then didn’t want to pay all pensioners, but only those who receive the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, forgetting about the military pensioners. But once the President said that it is necessary to solve the problem, then the Ministry of Finance found funds. Conclusion: the money is there, but we need political will. And the position of economic development is the formation of public opinion, on the one hand, and on the other, it is a promise that the indexation of working pensioners will not be, unfortunately», — says Nilov.
Pension grow

As stated by RIA Novosti press-service of the Pension Fund, the key to a Pension Fund document, which determines the amount of insurance of old age pensions is the Federal law on the budget of the FIU.

«A key document of the RPF, which defines the next indexation of pensions is the Federal law on the budget of the FIU. As you know, it laid forward-looking indicators of inflation in accordance with macroeconomic forecast. The budget is adopted by three years», — reported to the FIU.

In accordance with the FIU budget for 2017-2019 years, the average amount of insurance old-age pension in 2017 will be 13 657 thousand rubles, in 2018 — 14 45 thousand rubles in 2019 — 14 439 thousand rubles. Thus, for three years, pensions will increase by 700 rubles.

As reported on Monday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian government plans to achieve further growth of pensions in the framework of the draft Federal budget for the next three years.

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