In 2016, the government planned to increase pensions twice. This will take place in May and December. This is reported by the journalists of the publication GOLOS.EU with reference to the statement of the head of the Pension Fund of Ukraine Oleksiy Zarudny at a briefing in Kyiv.
"Already next year, it is planned to increase the amount of pension payments twice - in May and December," the official said.
At the same time, the main thing - how much pensions will increase - the official did not say. According to him, the increase may take place even earlier than the planned period, if the financial situation allows.
At the same time, the Pension Fund is carrying out a reform to reduce its maintenance costs. The government adopted a resolution to reduce the staff by almost 4,5 workers, close 160 district and city offices of the fund, instead of which only service halls will remain.
The most recent increase in pensions in Ukraine took place in September, 70% of pensioners — 8,6 out of 12,3 million — felt it. The minimum pension now amounts to UAH 1074.