The indexation of “state support” pensions, which is due to take place on April 1, 2020, will significantly increase the income of pensioners who worked as civil servants.
Pensions “under state support”, or state pensions, are called so because they are financed directly from the federal budget. Two different categories of people receive them in Russia: low-income citizens with a minimum pension of 7–8 thousand rubles, and former civil servants who have left high posts and receive 100–200 thousand rubles per month.
And if the planned increase in state pension by 7% will add an average of 500 rubles to the income of the first category, then the increase for former state employees can be from 7 to 14 thousand rubles per month.
At the same time, while for the bulk of Russians, who are forced to continue working after reaching retirement age, the indexation of insurance pensions has already been canceled for several years, this did not affect the pensions of civil servants, and they will receive their 7% in April, regardless of whether they currently work or not.
It is also worth paying attention to how pensions are calculated to various categories of citizens. For ordinary workers, a cunning scoring system was invented, thanks to which many in their old age can be left with almost nothing. Officials, on the other hand, still use in calculations the connection between the length of service and pensions. With the necessary length of service, they can receive pensions in the amount of 75% of the salary.
The decrease in the level of social security, which has been going on in the Russian Federation from year to year, concerns only ordinary people. Anyone who honestly worked for a penny all their life will receive their penny in old age – if they survive. The one who helped the ruling elite to rob these people will be provided with all the opportunities for a further comfortable life.
This is the essence of the exploitative system that has dominated the country for the third decade. And while we are silent, the direction of its development will not change.