In the Kemerovo region will retain all benefits to pensioners and the payment of “the Kuzbass pensions”
KEMEROVO, August 29. /TASS/. The authorities of the Kemerovo region plan to keep benefits for pensioners, and the payment of the so-called Kuzbass pensions — additional payments, which get 45 preferential categories of citizens at the expense of the regional budget, said TASS in the press service of the regional administration with reference to the acting Governor Sergei Tsivilev.
Speaking on Wednesday a televised address to the citizens of Russia, President of Russia Vladimir Putin suggested to establish for women, the retirement age of 60 years, for men — 65 years, to introduce to the employers administrative or even criminal liability for the dismissal of employees close to retirement age and the denial of their employment, and also provide a number of social benefits to older people of certain social groups and professions.
“Measures of social support for the Kuzbass pensioners will be retained in full. For women — 55 men — 60 years. Preserve the order of payment of Kuzbass pensions (according to regional law, the minimum size is 750 rubles per month, maximum — 30 thousand approx. TASS) for 45 categories of citizens, including the hero of the Kuzbass, the knights of the order of Glory, honored miners and metallurgists, women, awarded the order “Maternal glory” and many others”, — said the acting Governor.
Tsivilev said that all pensioners will continue a reduced fare in public transport, and of labor for veterans — payment of housing services in the amount of 50%, free travel in urban and suburban transport. “I stress once more that all benefits remain for women from 55 and for men 60. The question I will submit for consideration the nearest session of regional Council of people’s deputies”, — said the acting Governor.