At 55 years of age for a Russian woman and at 60 for a Russian man, the retirement age begins. However, not all people immediately leave work in order to stay at home and receive a pension. Some retirees are looking for additional income, while others want to work officially.
The rights of working pensioners
As soon as a Russian citizen has reached retirement age, he must go to the Pension Fund, where he will be assigned the amount of pension payments. Many retirees continue to work. But not all working pensioners are aware of their rights. Sometimes the employer offers a working pensioner to conclude a fixed-term employment contract. But for this, one condition must be met - an agreement on both sides. Few people know that an offer to conclude a fixed-term employment contract from an employer may be illegal if an employee has reached retirement age. The proposal to exchange an employment contract for an urgent one to a newly-made pensioner can be presented in court as an illegal action that can be appealed.
If the employer has good reason, he has the right to fire the working pensioner. Unlike pregnant women and people with disabilities, this category of people does not have the privilege of being fired. However, there are some peculiarities here. Termination of the employment contract by the employer must occur within the period specified in the application for dismissal. In addition, a working pensioner after being laid off is not obliged to work for another two weeks. Working pensioners are not included in the category of citizens who are entitled to part-time work. Of course, they can turn to the employer with a personal request, but receiving a refusal will be completely legal. A working pensioner is entitled to one additional unpaid leave per year for a period of 14 days.
Can I work and receive a pension at the same time?
At the moment, pensioners have the right to work officially and receive a pension at the same time. However, the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation has already submitted for discussion a proposal to cut pensions for working pensioners. Then the officials came up with a system according to which the funds of the country's Pension Fund are cunningly saved. A pensioner who continues to work would be deprived of his old-age pension, but he was guaranteed a larger amount in the future in exchange for continued work experience. However, the department rejected the idea.
If a pensioner continues to work, he will not be deprived of his pension. The state decided to stimulate pensioners to work with the promise of a significant increase in pensions, depending on the salary and seniority received. To reach the required level of 30 points, you will need to work officially for about 30-40 years. But if a pensioner refuses to continue his work experience and retires on an old-age pension, the significantly increased pension will no longer shine for him. That is, we can say that this new pension formula suspects a hidden increase in the retirement age, or rather, encouraging people not to retire.
Recalculation of pensions and benefits
Working pensioners have some benefits. Working pensioners receive a supplement to their pension. In addition, the size of the pension changes every time the cost of living in the country changes. After its installation, the pension is recalculated and its new amount is determined. Also, the recalculation of pensions is made with a focus on the size of the salary of a working pensioner. Pensioners working in education are also entitled to the so-called scientific pension. The amount of such a pension is usually about 80% of the salary that a researcher received before retirement.