“Citizens permanently residing in Russia and who, as of August 31, 2021, are recipients of pensions paid by the Russian Pension Fund, will be able to receive the payment,” the department said.
Earlier it became known that payments to Russian pensioners in the amount of ten thousand rubles will begin to be transferred as early as next week – from August 30 to September 5.
First of all, payments will begin to be transferred to Russians who receive pensions on their bank cards – there are about 30 million of them in the country.
Those who receive their pension through the Russian Post (there are about 12.7 million people) will start receiving funds from September 3.
Allocation of funds to retirees will not in any way affect other social protection measures to which they are entitled. In turn, Deputy Labor Minister Olga Batalina warned that banks have no right to write off payments to pay off debts.
In addition to Russian pensioners, servicemen will receive payments: they will be allocated 15 thousand rubles each.