Verkhovna Rada has not adopted bill on pensions for residents of temporarily occupied territories

Source : 112 Ukraine

Draft law was sent for revision
18:02, 5 February 2020

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada

The Verkhovna Rada ‘failed’ bill No. 2083 on pensions for residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk region. 184 MP voted for. Later, the draft law was sent for revision by 314 votes. Natalia Korolevska and group of MPs filed this bill.

The live broadcast of the plenary session was provided by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

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The draft law proposed to simplify the procedures for proving the right to payment of pensions and their size by removing the obligation to provide paper documents for persons who are entitled to pensions and were forced to leave or leave their place of residence as a result of or in order to avoid the negative consequences of armed conflict, temporary occupation , widespread manifestations of violence, human rights violations and emergency situations of a natural or man-made nature.

The authors of the bill also proposed:

  • to abolish for this category of persons restrictions on the possibility of receiving an unpaid pension for only three years, including by the heirs;
  • to take into account the possibility of purchasing insurance experience without applying sanctions to double the amount of a single contribution;
  • to regulate the special regime and procedure for obtaining pensions for pensioners who remained to live in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

During discussion of a question the MPs from "Servants of the people" Elizaveta Bogutska noted that she is categorically against this law.

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“I’m a migrant, we have a huge number of immigrants who received practically nothing from the state. Nothing! And now we will pay pensions to pensioners who remained in the occupied territories. Who will determine what views of those pensioners? Do they support Russia or not? We will pay them? We now spit on all the migrants who now need housing, they do not receive payments here," - the MP said.

As we reported, today, on February 5, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified an agreement with Lithuania on employment and cooperation in the field of labor migration, adopting bill № 0021. 324 MPs voted in favor.


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