At the earliest, benefits for the elderly may increase with the November correction, which is also required by law and is adjusted to real inflation.
It is almost certain that there will be no mid-year pension increase, at the earliest the benefits of the elderly may increase with the November correction, which is also required by law and adjusted to real inflation – the chairman of the Coordinating Council of Pensioners’ Organizations (NYUSZET) informed Népssava about this. László Juhász said: he sent on April 17, urging a mid-year supplementary increase due to high inflation, Gergely Gulyás he mailed to the minister in charge of the prime minister’s office, but his letter addressed to the government was answered by the state secretary responsible for public finances.
Péter Benő Banai explained that the KSH data do not support the pensioners’ request that the government increase benefits by at least 3 percent retroactively until the beginning of the year in June or July. However, according to the expert, a further increase of 1.2 and 0.3 would be justified, i.e. a total of 4.5 percent increase, calculated from this year’s 3 percent. The two extra items would replace last year’s and 2020’s pension increases that fall short of inflation. This year, inflation has already taken away the January pension increase and even the 13th month’s benefit.
In the letter, László Juhász also requested that, especially due to the drastic rise in food prices, those living on benefits of less than HUF 150,000 could receive a one-time subsidy. The funds needed for this could not necessarily be provided through the pension system, but could even be solved within the framework of social care, he said. But there was also a negative response to this, Népszava reports.