Gov’t adopts EO on special pensions, child-raising allowance. Higher allowances for persons with disabilities

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The Government has adopted on Friday the emergency ordinance to amend the law on special pensions, reading that the service pensions will not increase anymore proportionally with the wage increases and cannot be larger than the average net wages. No pension will be cut, the Labour Ministry underlines in a release. No amendments were made in terms of retiring age and of the seniority needed for retirement. The ordinance regulates the pensions of Interior and Defence Ministries, of the information services, of the professional civil aviation staff, of the diplomatic and consular corps, of the Court of Auditors, the ancillary staff of prosecutor offices and courts, of parliamentary staff of the senate and chamber of deputies. The magistrates’ pensions are not included in the ordinance as they were regulated by two decisions of the Constitutional Court.

The ordinance will come into force on September 15.

The Executive also adopted the emergency ordinance on capping the child raising allowance to RON 8,500 per month to be enforced as of September.

The Government has also adopted an emergency ordinance to increase the financial support for persons with disabilities as of January 1, 2018. The increase will take place in two stages: one as of January 1, 2018 and the second one as of July 1, 2018.

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