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Germany: German parliament approves basic pension law

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:42

IPE (02.07.2020) The German parliament, Bundestag, has approved the law for the introduction of the basic pension – Grundrente – from 1 January 2021. The Grundrente is paid in the form of a supplement to pensioners with at least 33 years of contributions to the statutory pension insurance based on periods of employment, child-rearing or care work.

 

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Germany: Introduction of a Basic Pension for Low-Income Pensioners

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:57

Deutsche Rentenvrsicherung (02.07.2020) On July 2, Germany’s parliament approved a law that will introduce an income-tested basic pension (Grundrente) on January 1, 2021, to supplement the country’s social insurance old-age pension (beneficiaries should have at least 35 years of basic-pension years of contributions). This new program is intended to reduce the risk of old-age poverty among individuals who had below-average earnings in their working lives or spent considerable time outside the labor force.

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germany
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Kuwait: Amendments to the Insurance Law are in the interest of the citizen

Submitted by siha on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:29

Social Insurance Institution (21.06.2020) In context of the improvement in life rates in Kuwait and the decrease in death rates due to the development of health care, the Kuwaiti National Assembly approved a draft law amending some provisions of the Social Insurance Law related to the replacement system, whereby the tables of the replacement value were modified so that the insured and the pensioners could obtain higher replacement values ​​than before.

 

 

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kuwait
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US: How to Improve and Protect Nursing Homes From Outbreaks

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:05

The New York Times (22.05.2020) More than a third of America’s Covid-19 deaths can be traced back to these facilities. Experts suggest several ways to make them safer.

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united states
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Japan: Pension reform bill enacted

Submitted by siha on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:34

Nikkei (29.05.2020) On the 29th, the Pension Reform Law was enacted, which includes such provisions as a lowering of the starting age for public pension benefits to 75. Increase the amount of pension you receive by delaying receipt of benefits. The government will also review the "working-age pension," which reduces some of the pensions of the working elderly, in an effort to encourage the elderly to work. The application of employee pensions to part-time workers will also be expanded in a phased manner.

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japan
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France: Une 5e branche de la Sécurité sociale en préparation

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 12:33

Le HuffPost (20.05.2020) Le gouvernement va proposer la création d’une cinquième branche de la Sécurité sociale pour faire face aux dépenses liées à la perte d’autonomie

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france
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Le krach boursier menace les retraites dans de nombreux pays

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:58

Selon le Congressional Budget Office (CBO), les fonds auraient perdu au total 2 000 milliards de dollars en quinze mois (20 % de leur valeur). Les célèbres CalPERS et CalSTRS, dédiés au financement des retraites des fonctionnaires et professeurs de Californie, ont fondu de 26 % et 10 % depuis fin juin.

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Italy faces existential threat over low birthrate, president warns

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 14:18

euractiv.com (12.02.2020) Italy’s future is threatened by its diminishing birthrate, President Sergio Mattarella said on Tuesday (11 February), as new data showed the population had shrunk once again in 2019.

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italy
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Ireland: The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:04

thejournal.ie (22.01.2020) The pension age increase has been a long time coming, and has caught the government and the media off-guard in how it’s led the election debate this week.

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ireland
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