The state Duma at plenary session on Thursday adopted in first reading a government bill to extend the «freeze» of the pension for another year — up to 2022 inclusive
State Duma Of The Federal Assembly Of The Russian Federation
Contributions to the funded part of the pension system in the amount of 6% of the wages of Russians in 2014 are sent to the insurance part that is going to pay current retirees
Moscow-Live.ru / Alex Polyakov
The state Duma at plenary session on Thursday adopted in first reading a government bill to extend the «freeze» of the pension for another year — up to 2022, inclusive, RIA «Novosti».
Contributions to the funded part of the pension system in the amount of 6% of the wages of Russians in 2014 are sent to the insurance part that is going to pay current retirees. Under current law, such a provision is valid until 2021.
The bill extends the «freezing» of contributions funded pension for another year — until 2022 inclusive. Also establishes the obligation of the Pension Fund of Russia to take into account the contributions for compulsory pension insurance in 2022, based on the direction of the full size individual piece of insurance contributions to Finance pension insurance.
«The bill establishes the duty of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation to take into account the contributions for compulsory pension insurance in 2022 based on the direction of the full size individual piece of insurance contributions to Finance pension insurance. This approach without changing the rate of insurance contribution is currently implemented in the legislation in respect of insurance contributions for compulsory pension insurance coming in 2014 — 2021 years», — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.
The implementation of the bill, according to the Cabinet, will allow in 2020 to increase the income of the budget of the FIU in the part not connected with formation of means for financing of funded pension, in 634,8 billion and reduce this amount provided to the Fund from the Federal budget and transfer of mandatory pension insurance. Additional income distribution component of the pension system will be directed to current payment of insurance pensions.
The profile state Duma Committee on labour and social policy supported the draft law.
In Russia from 2014 to 2021 introduced the so-called «moratorium», i.e. the ban on the formation of pension savings funds at the expense of deductions from the insurance contributions to the PFR. During this period these contributions in full and forwarded to the funding of pension insurance, pension savings account for them are not generated.
The FIU did not find the money for the indexation of pensions
On Wednesday the Pension Fund of Russia said that can not find the funds for the indexation of pensions to working pensioners in 2020. It will take 368 billion rubles, said the head of the FIU Anton Drozdov.
«It’s a lot of money, we have money now, no,» he said at the plenary session in the state Duma.
In Russia from January 2016, the act to abolish the indexation of pensions to working pensioners. In the state Duma and the Federation Council heard proposals on the return of indexation of pensions to those who receive low wages.
In September the Ministry of labor reported that over 30 million Russians will start to receive higher pensions after indexation as from 1 January 2020. The payment will increase by 6.6 percent, which significantly exceeds the expected level of inflation — 3.8 percent.
Previously, the Agency noted that from 1 April 2020 plan to increase pensions for fixed income in line with the growth of the subsistence minimum of a pensioner in 2019 — pre-seven percent. It will affect nearly four million Russians, of which 3.2 million receive social pensions.
The government also approved the draft law on the budget of the Pension Fund, which provides funds for indexation of benefits.