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MINSK, August 1 (Itar-Tass) — Labour and social pensions have increased in Belarus.
Under Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s decree, labour pensions will increase by 13-17 percent depending on individual parameters. The average retirement pension will reach 798,000 Belarusian roubles (at least 160 U.S. dollars).
According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, minimum labour pensions, supplementary pensions and rises in pensions will be revised due to the minimum subsistence level per capita growth up to 442.36 Belarusian roubles (about 89 U.S. dollars).
Social pensions to disabled persons of group I, including to disabled since childhood, increase by 100 percent of the minimum subsistence level budget. Pensions to disabled since childhood of group II increase by 95 percent of the minimum subsistence level budget. Survivors’ pensions and pensions to disabled persons of group II increase by 85 percent. Pensions to disabled persons of group III, including to disabled persons from childhood, increase by 75 percent.
In addition, since November 1 labour pensions will be recalculated for the third time this year. They will increase by 7.9 percent on average due to the size of the average salary in the third quarter of the year.