the self-employed, should be obliged according to the will of the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil, privately or via the statutory pension insurance for old age. "I'm going to submit at the end of the year a draft law for the inclusion of self-employed in the System of old-age security", said the SPD politician of the Rheinische Post. According to his information there are around three million self-employed persons who are not protected in old age.
would have to in the Future, the self-employed either "a member of a Pension such as Doctors and lawyers, by the Rürup pension to be secured, or in the statutory pension insurance occur," said Heil. "Also for the self-employed must apply, that is secured after a life of hard work. Therefore, it is also for the self-employed is important that we introduce before, the basic pension", - said the Minister.
dispute over the means testing for the basic pension
healing wishes to submit in may a draft law. With the basic pension, the coalition government wants to provide seniors with a minimum pensions will be better if you can at least have 35 years of contributions. Union and SPD are arguing about whether there should be a means test or not.
healing is in contrast to the Union's opposition to such a test, he was confident, however, that the coalition agreed. "Yes, this coalition will bring an agreement on the basic pension, and I am committed to making my contribution to it," said the salvation of the Rheinische Post.
correction: an earlier Version of the article incorrectly said that the Minister of labour of healing for a means-pleading test, which is actually demanded by the Union. We have corrected the error.