23 july 2020
Over the first six months of 2020, the Russian Pension Fund confirmed the entitlement to various types of social support and benefits of 1.2 million pre-retirees. The information was sent to the authorities and government agencies providing such benefits or directly to pre-retirees via the personal account section on the PFR website, the Public Services Portal, territorial bodies of the Pension Fund or multifunctional centers.
The biggest amount of information was sent since the beginning of this year to employment centers retraining and ensuring professional development of pre-retirees and paying higher benefits in the period of pre-retirees’ training or search for a job. The Pension Fund has confirmed the status of 932,000 persons to employment centers and via the Unified State Social Security Information System (USSSIS) since January.
In order to enable working pre-retirees to use the right for a medical checkup day-off, the PFR transferred information regarding 124,000 persons to employers by the latter’s request. Same as in the case of employment centers, the information is exchanged on the basis of agreements. The Pension Fund has signed such agreements with 1.6 million employers by now.
If a pre-retiree wishes to receive confirmation of one’s entitlements personally, this can be done in client services and divisions of the Pension Fund or via one’s account on the PFR website. The information has been provided this way to approximately 197,000 persons since the beginning of the year.
Please note that pre-retirees became entitled to benefits in 2019. Prior to that, such benefits were enjoyed by pensioners only. Most benefits are federal. They are provided five years before the new retirement age.