Pension to depend on years worked
The government decided yesterday to change the system of pensions to tie I pillar pension to years worked instead of level of income. Ministers also reached an agreement on the special pensions reform that will abolish special pensions of Defense Forces members, prosecutors, police and border guard officials from January 1, 2020. All current special pensions and those of people who take office before December 31, 2019 will be retained.
20.01.2017, Hanneli RudiPM
What will the year 2017 bring us? From broken teeth to fishing
What will the year 2017 bring us? Besides increased excises, the coming year will bring Estonia’s residents new subsidies – for example, it is likely that more people will visit dentists in 2017, because a small compensation will be paid to adults as well. Postimees reviews the most significant law amendments.
30.12.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Editorial: inclination and ability
The population is aging and thus the influence of the elderly increases accordingly. Tellingly, a bank has ordered a study into their saving habits.
Social ministry sets recruitment quotas
Social ministry has divided the number thousand between counties and ministries and thus determined how many people with permanently reduced work capacity local governments and state agencies are to hire in next five years.
16.06.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
The state comes under rehabilitation providers ire
By mid-February, rehabilitation institutions were outright angry at National Social Insurance Board as the latter delayed with payments while failing to let them know they were having trouble. Even the related staff at the board was in the dark.
17.02.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
The state to again alter pension system
After every five years the state analyses if our pension system is financially and socially sustainable. Again, a fresh related report is being prepared. What's more: in its action programme, the government has promised to consider introducing flexible retirement age and faster rise of base amount of pensions – a task which the ministries have indeed been performing this past year both by meeting interest groups and analyzing Excel tables.
28.01.2016, Kadri HansaluPM
Flexibility planned for second pillar pension benefits
Yesterday, finance minister Sven Sester introduced a plan to amend payments from pension system aimed at increased flexibility and transparency.
19.01.2016, Tõnis OjaPM
Estonia planning to pay support to old age pensioners living alone
Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs is planning to start paying old age pensioners who live alone additional support of 115 euros per year.
The mental health trouble
Praxis, the think-tank, thinks work capacity reform should also touch the «ordinary workers» at risk of or sliding towards deteriorated health.
15.05.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Reform rush results in governmental quarrel
Two weeks ago, social ministry priced assessment of work capacity at €250 per person. Now, it’s €50 and €100.
10.06.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Narva pensioners get Christmas bonus, complete with elections ad
Narva soc dems No 1 Yevgeni Ossinovsky claims that benefits distributed to pensioners, from city coffers, come with Centre Party elections propaganda. Galina Vologdina, head of social assistance at Narva city government, thinks Mr Ossinovsky is having a bout of pre-election grumbling aimed at maligning a competitor.
14.10.2013, Irina TokarevaPM
Share of pensioners has grown 8 pct in last five years
As of Jan. 1, 2013 pensioners made up 31.8 percent of Estonia's total population and their share has risen 8 percent over the last five years, it appears from the statistical yearbook published by Statistics Estonia on Friday.