The chamber pointed to negative trends in pension provision

Nearly 9 percent of pension recipients residing in 69 regions, the amount of pension is below the subsistence level, which may indicate negative trends in pension provision, says the chamber, after studying the results of execution of the Federal budget-2019.

Subsistence of Russian pensioners in 2020 rose to 9,311 thousand 8,846 thousand rubles last year.

the state sets the social payments for all pensioners, where the amount of material support does not reach the subsistence minimum of a pensioner.

In 2019 increased the number of recipients of Federal social additional payments to pensions by 15 percent. This indicates that changes in the pension system would not achieve a decent standard of living for this category of citizens. The average size of payments increased by 22.89 ruble (1.2 percent) and amounted to RUR 1936.

“At the end of 2019 3 884,35 thousands of pensioners receive Federal social surcharge to pension, which is 507,61 thousand people (15 per cent) more than at the beginning of the year. The increase in the number of recipients of this additional cost may be evidence that measures in recent years measures to improve the pension system and has not achieved an acceptable for a dignified life for senior citizens the level of pensions,” — said the chamber.

at the same time reduces the pension spending — from 9 percent of GDP in 2017 to 8.6 percent in 2018 and to 7.9 percent in 2019.

“the Share of pension expenditure in GDP is reduced, can not increase the level of living of pensioners”, — said in the chamber.