Social pensions increased by 2.9% on April 1
The state-provided pensions, including social ones, were increased by 2.9% starting April 1, 2018, in accordance with the pensioner’s subsistence level growth in 2017. Pensions were increased for 3.9 million pensioners, including 3.2 million recipients of social pensions.
Simultaneously with the indexation of social pensions, state-provided pensions were also increased for servicemen who did call-up military service and their family members, WWII participants, citizens affected by radiation or man-made disasters, and their family members, citizens from among flight-test personnel and some other citizens.
The social pension’s average size increased after the indexation by 255 rubles to 9,062 rubles. The average size of the social pension for children with disabilities and persons with lifelong disabilities of Category I has been increased by 378 and 382 rubles, respectively, to 13,410 and 13,556 rubles. The average size of pensions of citizens with disabilities resulting from a war injury and WWII participants who receive two pensions, increased as a result of indexation to 30,694 rubles and 35,387 rubles, respectively. →