PM Orban: Bonus month pension to be paid in February

A full month's worth of additional payment, dubbed the 13th month pension, will be paid in February in line with the decree signed today, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday.

ECONOMY POLITICS DECEMBER 7. 2021 14:31

Talks with the Seniors’ Council has just ended, the Hungarian premier said in a video shared on his Facebook account. “As the past sixteen months were especially difficult for our elderly compatriots, we have considered what we can do for them,” he said.

 

He highlighted that the economy has successfully returned to the pre-pandemic growth level and is performing well. In November, all pensioners received a pension bonus worth 80 thousand Hungarian forints (nearly 220 euros), “but we don’t want to stop here,” he stressed.

Next year, pensions will be raised by 5 per cent and “the 13th month’s pension taken away by the left” will be reinstated, PM Orban said, adding that all retirees will receive the payment in February in line with the decree signed today.

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