So far, no changes to the law for proportionate pensioners

There are about 11 thousand commensurate pensioners in Montenegro and, according to the current Law on PIO, the minimum pension limit does not apply to them, so most of them receive significantly lower amounts. They did not even receive one-time benefits that were distributed by the Government to other pensioners in the past years.

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The increase in the minimum pension will not apply to beneficiaries of proportionate pensions, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare informed "Vijesti".

"Vijesti" asked whether the amendments to the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance, which the Government should send to the Parliament, will define that the sum of pensions received by proportionate pensioners will not be less than the minimum pension in Montenegro, as previously announced.

After the decision of the Constitutional Court, a group of so-called proportionate pensioners appealed to the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, so that they too would be covered by this amendment to the Pension and Disability Insurance Act.

Proportionate pensioners are citizens of Montenegro who acquired the right to a pension by combining the work experience they had from two or more former Yugoslav republics, based on interstate agreements. The pension fund of each country has calculated the amount of pension that should be paid to them for the length of service they had in its territory.

There are about 11 of these pensioners in Montenegro, and according to the current Law on PIO, the minimum pension limit does not apply to them, so most of them receive significantly lower amounts. They did not even receive one-time benefits that were distributed by the Government to other pensioners in the past years.

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