Posts tagged as pensioners

Estonia: Nearly 90,000 pensioners living alone get allowance payout Monday

Monday, October 5, 2020

Pensioners living alone were due their allowance Monday, on top of the regular state pension. This means a total of over €10 million will be paid out by the Social Insurance Board (Sotsiaalkindlustusamet), the body responsible for the allowance. Kati Kümnik, head of the department for allowances at the board, said that over the past four years that he allowance has been paid public awareness of the option has grown,…

The Government of Lithuania has not explicit strategy concerning poverty

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Lithuanian government needs to raise the basic pension in order to tackle poverty among the elderly, Social Security and Labour Minister Linas Kukuraitis said on Thursday, BNS reports. “We would surely solve [the problem of] relative poverty if we invested much more money, and the preconditions are in place, because [the funding of] the basic pension has been fully moved to the state budget, and it is the basic…

Thousands of pensioners discover they have tax debts due to data processing error at Social Insurance Agency

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Due to a data processing error at the State Social Insurance Agency, the State Revenue Service received erroneous data on more than 6,000 pensioners’ personal income tax, newspaper Neatkariga Rita Avize reports today. The newspaper writes about one particular case when a disabled pensioner discovered that he owed the state EUR 293 in unpaid personal income tax. His daughter Natalija told the newspaper that he had not been working since…

1 in 7 pensioners at risk of poverty in the EU

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In 2017 the proportion of pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union (EU) was estimated to be 14.2 %, slightly above the figure of 13.8 % in 2016. The rate has been rising gradual In most of the 27 EU Member States for which 2017 data are available, the proportion of pensioners at risk of poverty lies between 10% and 25 %. The four countries with an at-risk-of-poverty…