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Recognition of arduous occupations

Recognition of arduous occupations  - The first step has been taken !
   BRUSSELS – The social partners, gathered in the Arduous Occupation Committee – part of the National Pension Committee (NPC) -,  have approved a first report in relation to the recognition of arduous occupations insofar as pensions are concerned. The social partners have decided to continue their talks within the framework of a “collective approach” for the recognition of arduous professions insofar as pensions are concerned. This approach…
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Henceforth, occupational pensions are possible for self-employed persons who are natural persons

Henceforth, occupational pensions are possible for self-employed persons who are natural persons
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The Study Committee on Ageing confirms the reduction of the risk of poverty with pensioners

The Study Committee on Ageing confirms the reduction of the risk of poverty with pensioners
 Today, Wednesday 13th July, the Study Committee on Ageing has presented its annual report aimed at analysing the long-term consequences of population ageing.Although it makes a few corrections to the conclusions  - published in the previous report – in relation to certain economic parameters, the annual report 2016 confirms the favourable effect of the pensions reforms on the decrease in the budgetary costs of ageing.Moreover, the annual report 2016 stresses that the risk of…
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Introduction of a 10 year residence condition to benefit from the guaranteed income for elderly persons

Introduction of a 10 year residence condition to benefit from the guaranteed income for elderly persons
   At the suggestion of the Minister for Pensions, Daniel BACQUELAINE, the Council of Ministers has approved a  draft bill which provides for the introduction of a minimum residence (in Belgium) condition to benefit from the guaranteed income for elderly persons. Reminder: this allowance is aimed at providing a minimum income to persons who are at least 65 years old and reside in Belgium. Some  105,000 persons benefit from it.In real terms Minister BACQUELAINE’s…
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Raising the compulsory retirement age following 365 sick leave days

Raising the compulsory retirement age following 365 sick leave days
 This Wednesday, 15th June, the bill for the purpose of adjusting section 83 of the Act of 5th August was presented to the Social Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies.This section provides for the compulsory retirement of civil servants on the first day of the month following the month in which they – after the age of 60 – have accumulated a total of 365 sick leave days or 365 days pertaining to the assignment to non-active service due to illness. The age of 60 was set…
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A new « social pension bonus scheme »

A new « social pension bonus scheme »
 Within the framework of the tax shift the government has decided to allocate a budget of 25 million  euros to the revalorization of the minimum pensions on top of the prosperity envelope (497 milion euros allocated to pensions during the period 2015-2016).This Wednesday, 15th June, the bill to determine the measures for allocating  25 million euros to the lowest pensions was approved unanimously with three abstentions by the Social Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies.The…
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The government has decided to submit the implementation of the “mixed” pension to social concertation

The government has decided to submit the implementation of the “mixed” pension  to social concertation
Civil servants who decide to leave the public sector to start a career as employees will receive a public sector pension for the years worked as civil servants and an employee pension for the years worked as contract personnel.The same principle will henceforth apply to contract personnel in the public sector who are granted a permanent position during their careers. They will benefit from an employee pension for the years worked as contract personnel and a public sector pension for the years…
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Success of ʺMypension.beʺ: already 1 million visitors

Erfolg von ʺMypension.beʺ: Bereits 1 Million Besucher
 Yesterday the pension engine ʺMypension.beʺ counted one million visitors… only after three months.Reminder: the site has been operational since 21st January 2016. Following the logic of administrative simplification it permits economically active persons to consult their career data and to find out their pension commencement dates. This platform is aimed at all economically active persons in the three pension schemes (civil servants, employees and self-employed persons).The…
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The Minister for Pensions has received the three Education Ministers

The Minister for Pensions has received the three Education Ministers
 This Monday, the Minister for Pensions, Daniel BACQUELAINE, has received the three Education Ministers from our country’s three Communities, being Hilde CREVITS, Marie-Martine SCHYNS and Harald MOLLERS. This meeting constituted the opportunity to discuss the reforms that were decided during the last budgetary control in April.  I              Harmonization of the diploma gratification for the calculation of…
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Hand-over of the annual report 2015 from the pensions ombudsmen to the Minister of Pensions, Daniel BACQUELAINE

Hand-over of the annual report 2015 from the pensions ombudsmen to the Minister of Pensions
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