Locked content ZUS: 257k pension applications filed in September

As many as 257.7k pension applications have been filed in September to the Social Security fund (ZUS), its spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz said. Out of that number, 196.7k were motions filed for the first time. September was the first month when claims under the new law, which lowers the retirement ...

Locked content Labor ministry: 17% of Poles retire later

Currently, 17 percent of Poles decide to retire later than the current retirement age set at 67 for both sexes, statistics released by the ministry of labor said. “The currently used algorithm, benefits those who work longer, as the capital set aside on retirement is increasing, while the average ti...

Locked content Most Poles plan to retire as soon as possible – study

According to the report published by the Warsaw School of Economics, 59.1 percent of Poles plan to retire as soon as they’ll reach the retirement age, only 29.1 percent plan on working longer, while 11.1 percent will “actively seek retirement before reaching the necessary age, even if it will ...

Locked content Duda proposes law on lowering retirement age

The Polish president, Andrzej Duda, has proposed a law that would reduce retirement age for women down to 60 and for men to 65 years of age. He wants to make sure that people who are willing and able to work will have the possibility to continue doing so. Duda announced at a press conference…

Duda calls for second referendum

President Andrzej Duda during his televised address to the nation proposed a second referendum which would be held on the same day as parliamentary elections – October 25. He wants to ask the nation, whether they want to lower the retirement age to 65 (for men) and 60 (for women) from the current th...

Locked content Duda to tackle retirement age first

In a discussion with PAP, president-elect Andrzej Duda announced that he plans to focus on the retirement age as his first project after the inauguration. Duda said he plans to have a bill ready in August, which would lower the retirement age. The president elect also met with NSZZ “Solidarność” hea...

Locked content President Komorowski presents new retirement legislation

President Bronislaw Komorowski informed on Wednesday his chancellery was preparing legislation in line which people will be able to retire after working for 40 years, the Polish Press Agency reported. “I would like to announce that there is and will be sent – today or tomorrow – a ...

PM addresses the nation

In the Polish Sejm, members of parliament and the prime minister addressed the nation with their priorities for the upcoming year. Parliamentary elections are to take place in 2015 and policy statements can influence voters’ preferences.

ZUS with PLN 3 bilion less than expected

The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) notes, according to Puls Biznesu, that it’s income in first half of 2014 was PLN 65.8 billion. This result is PLN 0.3 billion lower than in the first two quarters of 2013. It is the first decline since 2008.

Locked content More than 2.2 mln OFE re-applicants

As of August 7, more than 2.2 million Poles have declared that they want part of their pension contributions to private pension funds (OFEs), according to data provided by the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS). The figure exceeds earlier estimates. A week earlier ZUS president Zbigniew Derdziuk sai...