“The plans for the amendments to the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance were made during the pandemic so all parameters had to be taken into account, but with the new amendments we will not change the criteria when it comes to determining who is entitled to a pension or disability insurance,” said Labour Minister, Darija Kisić-Tepavčević.
She emphasised that the most important task was to improve the current situation and recalled that, since November last year, the payment of outstanding pensions to insured persons who had had their pensions reduced had been approved, adding that the change would have to be permanent and thus regulated by law.
Speaking about increasing the age limit for acquiring the right to a pension, the Minister reiterated that the retirement age for men is 65 years with a minimum of 15 years of work experience and for women 63.2 years and at least 15 years of work experience. Kisić-Tepavčević says that, by 2032, the retirement conditions will be the same for both sexes.
“Life expectancy is increasing here and all over the world. According to Eurostat’s estimates, life expectancy is 79.8 years for men and 82.3 years for women. In this regard, we must fight so that there is no discrimination against women, but that both women and men are assured the same conditions for retirement,” she concluded.
(Vecernje Novosti, 20.06.2021)
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