Today, the MLSP RK held public hearings on the draft Law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on social security", developed in implementation of the President's address to people of Kazakhstan dated January 31, 2017, "the Third modernization of Kazakhstan: global competitiveness".
The event was attended by deputies of the RK Parliament, representatives of state bodies, the National Bank of Kazakhstan, RPE "Atameken", of the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan, the public Council, NGO, economic research Institute, Institute of legislation of the Unified pension Fund, the State annuity company, State Fund of social insurance of the University of Kazguu University.
Speaking at a public hearing, Vice-Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Svetlana Zhakupova noted that the bill provides:
- increase of pensions from 1 July 2017 up to 20% compared to 2016;
- increasing the size of lump-sum allowance in connection with birth of a child from 1 July 2017 up to 20%.
- transfer the intended period of implementation of 5% mandatory pension contributions from the employer from 2018 to 2020.
"On behalf of the President in 2017-2018 will be gradually increased the size of pensions paid from the national budget. The sizes of solidary pensions will be increased by 11%, subject to a 9% increase at the beginning of the year. The basic pension will be increased by 13%, taking also into account the 7% increase at the beginning of the year. In the end, we provide increase of pensions to 20% from 1 July 2017, compared with the size of pensions in 2016. This increase applies to all pensioners, or more than 2 million people," - said Svetlana Zhakupova.
Given the above changes, the minimum pension (including basic pension) will increase from 37 789 tenge in 2016 to 45 711 tenge from 1 July 2017. The average pension (including basic pension) will increase from 55 to 154 tenge to KZT 721 66.
The level of lump sum state benefits in connection with childbirth from 1 January 2017 increased by 7%, and from 1 July 2017 will be increased by 20%. As a result, in 2017, compared to 2016 growth will reach 27%.
"If in 2016, the state allowance for the birth of the first, second and third child was KZT 66 621, from January 1, 2017, his size was KZT 71 270, and from July 1 will rise to KZT 86 222. The state allowance for the birth of the fourth or more children in the current year amounted to KZT 111 035, and from 1 January 2017, he rose to 118 KZT thousand, from July 1, 2017 - to be equal to KZT 142 947," - said Svetlana Zhakupova.
The Vice-Minister stressed that, in General, the aforementioned increase of pensions and allowances provided in the Republican budget 81,6 billion.