The preferential parachute has once again become the focus of attention after former liberal mep Emma Carlsson Löfdahls announced that she intends to remain in parliament as a maverick despite the revelation that she is suspected of fraud after taking out a full replacement for a övernattningslägenhet she hired by her husband. If Emma Carlsson Löfdahl sitting left until she turns 50 years old next fall, she will be entitled to a full guaranteed income until retirement. A set-up together with riksdagsarvodet gives Carlsson Löfdahl several million more compared with if she had left its place now. The most she can get the almost 10 million.
for members of parliament is that it shall serve as a omställningsbidrag – the ending should have a chance to find a new livelihood after his political career.
the System has been in the rounds met with harsh criticism, and 2013 made it so that a member of day can only have the refund in a maximum of two years. But for politicians elected in the parliament before 2014 comes to the old and far more generous terms, which means that the person can borrow money in which most of 15 years without any claims.
A review as DN has done to and with march of this year show that a total of 104 ex-politicians, is supplied fully or partly by the parliament, according to figures from the State tjänstepensionsverk (SPV).
it is a total of 39 members, the Left party 7, the Greens 13, Centre party 4, Liberals 4, Conservatives 26, the Christian democratic party 8 and The sweden democrats 3.
Inkomstgarantin is calculated on the number of years in parliament and at the age. The one who was elected to parliament before 2014, has been in six years and are between 40 and 50 years can get the parachute in five years.
Veronica Palm (S) was 42 years when she decided to jump of the policy in the autumn of 2015 after 13 years as member of parliament for the social democrats. The last four years she has basically lived on the inkomstgarantin, which this year is estimated at 46.978 dollars a month.
– I do a few other things that generate revenue, for example, so I lead a government investigation into, says Veronica Palm.
" Yes, it is.
Veronica Palm does not want to answer how she looks at lönegarantisystemet and if it can lead to a less active job search.
"I do not think I am suited to answer how I see my opportunities in the labour market," she says.
looking for her first job ”all the time” and she points out that there is a cap on how long she can live on the tax revenue. In her case until October 30, 2020. Up to and including 31 december 2018 at the latest she has been out just over 1.9 million.
– There is a de-escalation and an end. So I have not planned to live on it all the time and so clearly I have a desire to have a job before then, " says Veronica Palm.
in Order to get full marks according to the old rules required that the member in addition to his six years in parliament to have the age of 50 years. One that meets the requirements and which, moreover, has had inkomstgarantin longest of all is the Palms party colleague Pär Axel Sahlberg, 65 years of age.
He has sat in parliament at different periods from the beginning of the 90s until 2006, when he had to step aside in favor of a female social democrat. After his resignation he received the parliamentary generous parachute that has come into your account each month since then. During the last few years has inkomstgarantin constituted the majority of his total annual income of more than sek 400,000. When the parachute runs out of our taxpayers have supported Daley in the 13 years to the sum of slightly more than sek 5.1 million.Image 1 of 3 5.5 million kronor, Margareta Gunsdotter, sveridemokraten who was a maverick, a total get up to the 65-anniversary. Photo: Riksdag Slide 2 of 3 3.1 million has vänsterpartsten Alice Åström been paid since she left parliament after the 2010 election. Photo: Jons Ekströmer /TT, Slide 3 of 3 3.8 million has miljöpartisten Mikael Johansson got paid then he ended up in parliament at the age of 50, nine years ago. Photo: Jons Ekströmer/TT Slideshow
criticism in order to take advantage of the system – as well as Emma Carlsson Löfdahl – is Sverigedemokraten and and party leader Jimmie Åkessons mother-in-law Margareta Gunsdotter, 54 years. She was elected to parliament in 2010. Five years later, she left SD and was a maverick but remained in parliament during the remainder of the term of office until 2018. During that time picked she out his fee of just over 62.000 dollars a month without attending. The arrangement makes that she is entitled to the highest inkomstgarantin up to the 65-the anniversary of ten years. Last payment was in march of 53.471 crowns.
If Margaret Gunsdotter choose to continue to use the system fully until retirement, she can collect a total of 5.5 million kronor.
After the first year's payments falling inkomstgarantin to between 33 and 66 per cent of the salary depending on the member's time in parliament. But the money paid still out completely or partially, even if the resigned members run business or work.
At the election in september 2010 lost the Party its mandate, in Jönköping county, and Alice Åström, who was then 50 years had to leave the parliament after 16 years in national policy.
" It has been a little all possible, I have worked as a fältsekretare but now I am working as a coordinator and sysselsättningsansvarig on outpatient care in Vaggeryds municipality.
Despite the fact that Alice Åström has had a paid job has the money from the reichstag continued to tick into the account each month in nine years. Until the end of the year was the sum more than 3 million.
this is the framework out, and I don't know what to say about it. It is as it is. But I think it's obvious that you'll be working and have their own supply and, therefore, I have been working all the time, " she says.
the Salary that she gets from Vaggeryds municipality is about 31,500, and it will inkomstgarantin who in march was just over sek 20,000. Alice Åström do not think it is wrong that she gets out the money, despite the fact that she has a full-time job.
– Inkomstgarantin is something that I am entitled to, " she says.
as well as his party critical to the system with inkomstgarantin. The MP wanted to see a tightening up and stood behind the parliamentary decision to introduce today's far less generous terms and conditions for omställningsbidraget.
Mikael Johansson, however, the old rules, and then he quit parliament at the age of 50 nine years ago, he has acknowledged out nearly 40,000 dollars a month. And he has the right to make all the way up to the year 2025. In previous interviews has Johansson said that he had the ambition to both look for a new job and start a business, but that it has become something of the plans.
– the System gives me financial security, and the purely egoistic, I am of course happy for it. On the other hand, it is a lot of tax money that goes to me. I have thought that the system would be changed for those entering in the parliament today and so it has become, " he said to SVT News in the past.
a Total of was paid more than eur 18.6 million in guaranteed income to the former mps last year. Since 2006, the aggregate just over 82 million.
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