31 March 2014, Monday, 12:45

Since April 1, social pensions will increase by 17.1 percent - Labour Ministry of Bashkortostan

author: Galina Bakhshieva

Since April 1, this year, social pensions in Russia will increase by 17.1 percent. The corresponding decree of the Government of the country has already been signed.

The Russian budget provided the necessary funds — more than 40 billion rubles. Indexing will affect 3.7 million Russians.

According to the document, the amount of surcharges for those categories of persons whose benefits depend on and are determined as a percentage of the social pension sum will increase.

Such payments in Bashkortostan are received by invalids of the Great Patriotic War, women participants of the Great Patriotic War, veterans having special merits and honours, rehabilitated persons and invalids of armed hostilities.

“The increase will constitute from 94.71 rubles to 631.39 rubles, depending on the category. Pensions in a larger size will be received by more than 15,000 veterans of the republic since 1 April this year”, the press — secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Bashkortostan Rosa Kuzmenko informs.

With regard to labour pensions, they were indexed since 1 February 2014. They rose by 6.5 percent, considering the increase in consumer prices for the last year, the ministry explains.