The government-sponsored amendments were forwarded to the parliament at the session of the Andrej Plenković cabinet on 1 July.
In May, there were 216,000 family pension beneficiaries, and most of them were surviving spouses whose average monthly pension allowance was HRK 2,096, which was below the average pension. For instance, in May, pension associations reported that the average pension paid out for February stood at HRK 2,567.
The budget allocation for this purpose has been ensured for 2022 and 2023.
According to the government’s estimates, this year, an estimated 1,100 recipients of family pensions can exercise this right to work part-time and continue receiving family pensions. In 2022, the numbers can rise to 3,200 and in 2023 to 4,100 beneficiaries.
(€1 = HRK 7.484635)
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