Government considers plans for universal 20% main pension contribution
The Ministry of Labor, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity is considering setting the monthly contributions for main pensions to…
The Ministry of Labor, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity is considering setting the monthly contributions for main pensions to 20%, similar to the way IKA operates, while increasing the contributions of sectors which have been reduced.
In the case of IKA pensions, employers pay 13.33% of the monthly contributions, while the policy holder paid in the remaining 6.67%. According to the plan, this 20% system would apply to main pensions for the self-employed, scientists and (gradually) farmers.
The main difference however would be that there will be two compulsory insurance premiums (a low and a high one), which will be associated to the policy-holder’s real income.
The Ministry’s ambitious plan, which will be presented to the country’s creditors, was developed within the framework of establishing ‘universal rules’ on pension contributions and benefits.