Thursday, January 5, 2017

Postal orders of the pension sent by the 12th of each month – the Express

The postal orders pensions of the general scheme are going to be sent up to the 12th day of each month, which implies a lead-time of six days, since up to now this was done until day 18.

In a statement on Wednesday sent to newsrooms, the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security indicates that the pensioners of the general regime of Social Security who receive the pension through postal order will receive “between day 3 and 12 January, which reflects an anticipation in the face of to the dates of payment which applied up to here” and ensures that this new term of payment “will remain in the future”.

Up here, the issuance of the valleys of these pensioners was made “in alphabetical order from the first working day of each month and up to day 18,” according to information available on the portal, ‘online’ Social Security.

in accordance with this new deadline, this means that the postal orders relating to pensions of the general regime of Social Security are going to be issued at least six days from this year.

as for the pensioners of the general regime of Social Security who receive the pension through bank transfer will continue to receive it on the 10th day of each month and the General Pensions on the 19th.

The pension will be processed in January with the increase in line with inflation up to 838,44 euros, but with the twelfths of a Christmas bonus paid 50%, which will shrink the monthly income of pensioners.

In a press conference this morning, in Lisbon, the minister of Labour, Social Security and Solidarity, Vieira da Silva, explained that it is a “reducing transient”, since this year half of the Christmas bonus for pensioners will be paid in twelfths during the year and the remaining 50% will be paid at the end of the year.

The Christmas bonus left to be paid in full in 2013, going to be distributed by the pensioners in the 12 months of the year, a situation that continued until the end of 2016.

The update of all pensions up to the 842,64 euros at the rate of inflation of 0.5% applies, according to the team of Vieira da Silva, 86% of the universe of pensioners.

The beneficiaries of the update extraordinary planned for August for pensioners with total pensions of less than 631,98 euros (10 or six euros depending on the type of pension) may still count with a hit at the end of the year.

According to the secretary of State for Social Security, Claudia Joaquim, from January to August, the twelfth is calculated based on the pension in January, and, at the end of the year, it will be processed the value of the remaining 50% of the allowance of Christmas, including a setting of the differential, a time that the Christmas bonus is paid by reference to the month of December.


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