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Citathistorie: Worn Leif offset 48.000 dollars per year in early retirement

Since march, the 63-year-old carpenter Leif Ottosen had during the half in the income of, what he wont. In march he went namely on retirement. But because of his occupational pension is offset against he each year with 48.000 dkk.

Therefore his early retirement on the good of 13,000 dollars per month. Before tax.

- It is too bad to us, who have toiled a long working life, says Leif Ottosen to the Magazine 3F.

he came to learn that 15-year-old in 1972 and has worked in 48 years.

More knee surgery he has got. A new knees among other things. And three surgeries in the shoulder.

I decided me finally to go on early retirement in February or march, for I would really like to have taken two-three more years. But it is just not something, he says:

- Actually, there was no choice because of my shoulder and my knees. I also got a message from home, that I had to find out something. I was really starting to take the pills, also to sleep.

Leif Ottosen was well aware that he would not get the full efterlønssats.

- We had even counted on it at home. But I was nevertheless a surprise; it was lower than expected. Less than half of what I earned before. We are doing, because my wife works, and because we have had our house for many years. So it hangs together, but it is not a dance on roses. There is no longer money for a few drinks, as he says.

In these years strikes some harder modregningsregler in early retirement through the. For the first be offset against occupational pensions with 64 percent, regardless of whether the money is paid or not. Earlier, one could also defer the early retirement and avoid set-off, if you didn't get the ongoing pension.

at the same time is the deduction of the kapitalpension been harder today.

According to Dennis, Birger Hejl, there is a kasseleder for 3F BJMF (Building, land and the environment), the deduction as a bad surprise for many.

- Well no crying and have no idea what to do. Others throw it around and says ”so can it fucking be of equal” – then they must of course work on. It is people who have worked many years in advance. Many have physical disabilities. They just cannot afford to go on retirement today, he says.

The harder set-off in the voluntary early retirement derived from the agreement of a later retirement from 2011, which was to get the danes to withdraw later from the labour market.

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