Locked content Government plans increase in lowest pensions in 2019 – CIR

The government plans a one-off increase in the lowest pensions in 2019, Government Information Center (CIR) reported. “Despite the many changes made in recent years to improve the situation of people receiving the lowest pensions, the amount is still considered insufficient in comparison to th...

ZUS: 70% new pension application filed so far

As many as 283k pension applications have been filed so far to the Social Security fund (ZUS), representing 70 percent of all people entitled to retire earlier, after Poland lowered its retirement age. As many as 410k people have the right to do so until the end of this year.

Pension revaluation to reach PLN 5.4 bln in 2018 – FinMin

According to the Ministry of Development and Finance, the cost of pension revaluation will reach PLN 5.4 billion in 2018, instead of previously planned PLN 4.8 billion. “Current macroeconomic forecasts indicate that pension inflation for 2017 will amount to 102.1 percent, instead of the previously e...

Locked content Pensions only for 15 years of work or more

Poles will have the right to receive pension only if they have been working for 15 years or more, according to a list of recommendation to the pension system reform the government has been preparing in line with its campaign program, daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported. Prime Minister Beata Szydło has su...

Locked content Rafalska sums up significant changes ahead for her Ministry in 2017

The minister of Family, Work and Social policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, reminded reporters over the weekend that the minimum wage in Poland has risen, beginning January 1, 2017, and that pension changes will soon take effect as well. Minimum wages for those permanently employed will increase by 8 percent...

Locked content Pensions for farmers going up – ASIF

Poland’s Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (ASIF) announced on Thursday that the minimum pensions for retired farmers would rise from PLN 882 per month, to PLN 1,000. The president of ASIF, Adam Sekściński, made the announcement to the Polish press, indicating that the increase would be effective a...

Locked content Poland ranked 30th in Golden Age Index

Poland slumped down from 31st to 30th position in this year’s edition of the Golden Age Index ranking, professional services company PwC reported. The employment rate in the 55-64 age group in Poland is 42.5 percent (lower rates are only found in Hungary, Slovenia, Greece and Turkey), while th...

Locked content Poland behind US and RSA in global pension index

Poland ranks 15th of 25 countries included in the in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, which measures the health of the pension systems in 25 countries to assess whether they will be able to deliver adequate future provisions, the Financial Times reported. Denmark and the Netherlands are th...