Pensions : Actual inflation significantly exceeded the forecast, so it was decided to index payments by 8.6%.
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Economics of the RUDN University, Candidate of Economic Sciences Larisa Sorokina, in an interview with the Prime agency, said that this year pensions were raised by 5.9% in Russia, based on the inflation forecast for last year, which was about 4%. At the same time, actual inflation significantly exceeded the forecast, so it was decided to index payments by 8.6%.
It is specified that the actual inflation amounted to 8.4%, this value differed from the forecast, therefore, from February this year, pensioners will again receive increased payments, which will be 8.6% higher than inflation.
“In February, the increase in pensions will go already in relation to December last year. The pension will be indexed to the difference between the actual (8.4%) and forecasted (5.9%) inflation, which will amount to 2.5%,” Sorokina added.
Among other things, from February 1, there will be an indexation of regular payments to the widows of the dead and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, its participants and veterans of hostilities, liquidators of the Chernobyl accident and disability payments. The maternity capital will also increase, by 8.4% – in accordance with the actual inflation.
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