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Increase in pensions, here are the benefits for the military, oilmen and miners, details of the government decision
Written by Esmeralda HIDA 3 Prill 2021
The latest decision of the government that increases pensions by 2.7% determines their value for each category. With the entry into force of this decision, beneficiaries will also be miners, oil workers and the military throughout the country. According to point 5 of this decision, supplementary pensions for ex-servicemen will be over 14 thousand ALL per month, while the same applies to oil workers, miners and metallurgists. "Early pensions, determined according to law no. 10142, “On the supplementary social security of the military of the Armed Forces, of the employees of the State Police, of the Republic Guard, of the State Intelligence Service, of the Prison Police, of the Fire and Rescue Police and of the employees of the Service of Internal Control in the Republic of Albania ”, amended, with the starting date from the date of entry into force of this decision and onwards, will not be less than 14. 449 ALL per month ”, the decision determines. Whereas, point 4 of this decision clarifies that the minimum value for old age pensions for oil workers, miners and metallurgists should be more than 14 thousand ALL per month, while the maximum should not exceed the value of 28 thousand ALL per month. The same explanation applies to the employees of the Guard, as well as the employees of the State Police. "Full old age pensions, full disability pensions and full family pensions, determined according to the provisions of law no. 7703, dated 11.5.1993, "On social insurance in the Republic of Albania", as amended, with the exception of pensions determined in accordance with the fourth paragraph, article 96, of this law, as well as old age pensions of underground mining workers, determined by law no. 150/2014, which have the date of commencement of the right until 31.12.2014, after the date of entry into force of this decision, will not be less than 14. 449 ALL per month and more than 28. 898 ALL per month ", Explains the decision.
Indexing for Guard employees
Point 6 of this decision stipulates that in addition to the pension, the military receive another additional compensation, which is compensation to cover income for basic needs. According to the decision, with the entry into force of this change, this compensation for pensioners who have been military or police officers will be up to 16 thousand ALL. Compensations for the minimum monthly income, to the extent and criteria defined in the decisions of the Council of Ministers no. 401, dated 21.6.2006, "On the compensation of the monthly income of pensioners", no. 763, dated 27.12.2006, "On the compensation of monthly pension income", no. 415, dated 27.4.2009, "On the increase of pensions", and no. 477, dated 30.6.2010, "On the increase of pensions", will also be given to those persons who will receive early pensions according to law no. 10142, dated 15.5.2009,
Pension increase for former employees of cooperatives
This decision will also benefit those pensioners who have been cooperative employees. The decision clarifies that the indexation that will be done for this category will make the minimum value over 9 thousand ALL per month, while the maximum value is 14 thousand ALL per month. "Full old age pensions, full disability pensions and full family pensions, determined in accordance with the fourth paragraph, of article 96, of law no. 7703, amended, with a starting date until 31.12.2014, after the date of entry into force of this decision will not be less than 9.895 ALL per month, but not more than 14.449 ALL per month ”, stated among other things in the decision.