The important information about pensions: the average pension in Ukraine has increased by 400 hry

The important information about pensions: the average pension in Ukraine has increased by 400 hry

How many pensions does the state pay to residents of the occupied territories? The average pension in Ukraine is over 3400 hryvnia now. This is 400 hryvnia more than last year. The Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine reported about such data. What influenced this growth and why did it happen during the economic crisis?


How are things going with pensions in Ukraine?


The program of the Ministry of Social Policy is aimed at increasing the minimum pension in Ukraine. The fact the average pension exceeded 3410 hryvnia was influenced by lump sum payments in the amount of 1,000 hryvnia and additional payments to pensioners over eighty years old. This year, more than 10 million people received additional payments and increases in pensions. This significantly influenced the growth of the average pension for the year.


The Minister of Social Policy noted a great achievement. More than 4 million pensioners received less than 2 thousand hryvnia at the beginning of the year and there were only 1.8 million at the end of 2020. More than 2.2 million pensioners receive pensions of more than two thousand hryvnia now. The head of the department considers this amount to be a «shameful limit». She also said the Ministry have already developed new bills, and added proposals for registered bills will improve performance at all levels of the pension system. This applies to the appointment of an early pension to parents of children with severe rare diseases. It also deals with illogical cases when early retirement is required.