ZAGREB, March 31, 2020 – A pensioners union and association on Tuesday called for urgent steps so pension allowances can be delivered by post in an effort to protect the elderly and ensure their survival while isolation measures are in force.
We are urgently launching an initiative to introduce the temporary possibility of delivering pension allowances by post based on phone requests. Every day we are receiving requests from pensioners or their relatives warning of the problem of pension allowances being delivered to the majority of pensioners, particularly those who live alone, exclusively in banks, because with the obligatory isolation for the elderly and suspension of public transport they have no way of obtaining their pension allowances, the associations said in a press release.
They have been warning about this problem since 2014 when the possibility of pension allowances delivered by post was abandoned for everyone retired since then.
The pensioners’ associations consider this to be an urgent matter so that the survival of the elderly can be ensured without them causing any threats to health.
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