Polish gov’t approves cash boost for pensioners
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s prime minister said on Tuesday his conservative government has backed plans to give pensioners a cash boost as part of a promised swathe of new benefits.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
A total of PLN 10.7 billion (EUR 2.5 bn, USD 2.8 bn) in additional handouts will be paid out in May under the government’s “Pension Plus” initiative, Elżbieta Rafalska, the minister for family, labour and social policy, told a news conference earlier this month.
The payments will be offered on a one-off basis and be equivalent to the minimum monthly pension of PLN 1,100 gross for every OAP, Rafalska said.
The payouts are part of an ambitious new set of spending pledges unveiled by Poland’s governing conservatives during a party convention in late February.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said that Poland’s pensioners can expect regular annual cash boosts in the future if his ruling conservatives stay in power.