Tag: pensions
Macedonia 27.04.20 | 09:36

Payment of pensions in stages starts at banks today

Today starts the payment of pensions at the banks in stages, according to the amount of the pension. For pensions up to 11,000 denars payment is today, for pensions from 11,001 to 14,000 denars, payment is tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28), for pensions from 14,001 to 18,000 denars payment is on Wednesday...

Economy 24.04.20 | 10:45

Retirees to receive pensions a week earlier, payment to be realized in stages

Payment of April pensions starts today. In order to provide greater protection for retirees from the coronavirus, the pensions will be paid early, and the payment in the banks will be realized in four groups. The gradual processing of pensions will allow the implementation of recommendations and measures...

Economy 30.03.20 | 18:03

Will the economic downturn affect retirement incomes?

As most countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic are looking for ways to boost spending and maintain as much of the living standards of the citizens as possible, under SDSM Macedonia is apparently opting for a different route. SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev announced that he will call for a major...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 15:44

Faced with nightmare scenario of thousands of retirees flocking together, banks looking at ways how to safely distribute pensions

Macedonia reaches a major new crisis point in the coronavirus epidemic at the end of the month, as retirees will expect to collect their pensions. With many of them being not exactly tech savvy, collecting the pension in person, from a bank teller, was the preferred method. That would also mean that...

Economy 11.02.20 | 20:19

Retirees will be able to pay into the PIOM fund to claim publicly funded pensions

Starting next month, citizens over 65 who do not qualify for public retirement pensions will be able to pay to enter the PIOM retirement scheme. Citizens who have not worked and paid into the PIOM fund for at least 15 years do not qualify for retirement income, but they will be able to enter for a fee....

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 23:22

Outgoing Prime Minister Zaev: The opposition is not against raising salaries and pensions

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev acknowledged Wednesday on TV Alsat M “Ekonomski magazin” show that the opposition VMRO-DPMNE is not against raising salaries and pensions, thus denying his own statements that the VMRO-DPMNE is blocking the the reform laws. Very often we know how to step...

Economy 29.11.19 | 19:30

Outgoing Prime Minister Zaev announces increase in pensions ahead of elections

If we stayed on the old model of the previous government, the pensioners would have received only 400 denars increase, and we will give about 10,000 denars for the next year or about 850 denars a month, outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told the representatives of the pensioners’ associations,...

Economy 23.11.19 | 17:06

Mickoski asks retirees not to fall for Zaev’s attempts to present a picture of rising pensions

In an address to the retirees, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the Zaev Government is withholding significant amounts of their income, by failing to respect its own regulations that guide how pensions should rise to keep up with the cost of living. In the first six months of 2020 Zaev...

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 17:49

Mickoski warns retirees that the Zaev Government cut more than a 100 EUR on average from their incomes in 2019

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski spoke to the retirees today, warning them that the Zaev Government is not maintaining the pension increases in line with either the cost of living or with its own regulations. Mickoski blasted Zaev for promising to increase the retirement incomes, saying that his...

Economy 06.10.19 | 12:15

Zaev announces unprecedented increase in pensions, but pensioners do not believe him

Pensioners will receive huge pension increase next year, based on economic growth, promised Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at Sturday’s debate in Stip within the “On the Right Path” campaign, answering a question of a pensioner, who asked the Prime Minister why pensions were not increased by 10%...

Economy 23.08.19 | 12:34

Pensions to increase by 36 denars – the minimum, by 63 denars – the average

With the latest announced increase, the minimum pension will increase by 36 denars and the average by 63 denars, Sitel reported, but it is causing an uproar among some 170,000 pensioners who receive up to 14,500 denars payment and are considered vulnerable. The solution to the problem of low pensions...

Economy 16.05.19 | 09:42

VMRO-DPMNE: SDSM refused to raise pensions

SDSM manipulates and plays with pensioners in the Republic of Macedonia. The authorities, with their hypocritical policies, trample on over 310,000 pensioners and cut their right to higher pensions. Whenever SDSM is in power, it hits the pensioners’ pockets. SDSM while in opposition promised higher...

Economy 29.01.19 | 18:55

Mickoski meets representatives of retirees amid retirement fund scandal and announced pension cuts

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met with representatives from the Union of retirees to discuss the new law which is expected to lead to retirement cuts, as well as the scandal with unpaid contributions developing in the PIOM retirement fund. In the past, and in the future, VMRO-DPMNE will ensure...