the Federal Minister for social Affairs, Hubertus Heil (SPD), currently gets plenty of wind for his basic pension. The Union resists, low pensions, a long-standing contributor without means-testing to increase, at the same time the less strongly rising tax revenues complicate the financing. Post means, has likewise met with resistance in the CDU and the CSU.
shows The response of the Ministry of social Affairs to a Small request of the pension policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, John bird, now that the basic pension still further difficulties are connected. So the Ministry is not to be response to currently seven million pensions, which are based on 35 or more years of contributions, 5.8 million pensions will reach the minimum limit for the basic pension in the first place.
The risk of Poverty is precisely in this group: Nearly 3.9 of this 5.8 million pension low earnings between 20 to 80 percent of the average income are based. In the group of the seven million long-term contribution payers, however, this is only in the case of more than 1.9 million pensions of the case. Alone, but both the basic pension criteria: contribution to meet time and low income.
But Even the recipients of these 1.9 million pensions would not benefit all of salvation the basic pension. Those living in one of the seven largest cities, because of the high cost of rent continues to get better with age - the walk to the office office means-testing would remain to you not saved. Clearly the answer is in the Ministry, that there are still many question marks. So no Figures are available to the government, as many of today's recipients of basic security in old-age 35 years pay long into the pension or for a very long time in the low-wage sector have worked. And: In the financial plan until 2023, the basic pension is not taken into account yet, although you should cost of healing, according to a mid-single-digit billion amount. "Extremely expensive and on the other hand, completely aimlessly," says the FDP's Deputy bird on salvation concept, "a really blatant case of watering policy".