Nine million retirees receive a notification from Social Security today


There is a letter for you. This could be the title of the letter that will be received this Monday by more than nine million retired. The Social Securityled by José Luis Escrivá, has the objective of informing about the 8.5% rise for contributory pensions. About 93 euros per month on average. It should be remembered that in the case of non-contributory pensions, that is, those managed by the Institute for the Elderly and Social Services (Imserso), in collaboration with the autonomous communities, they rise by up to 15%, which will mean an average of 70 Euros more per month.

The head minister of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, addresses a few words to the pensioners in which he informs them of the 8.5% increase approved for this yearbased on the first block of the pension reform that was approved in December 2021. Precisely in this sense, it is vitally important to know that this month of January the already known as ‘paguilla’ of pensions will not be collected, since that new revaluation formulawhich for this year uses the data of the inflation rate included in the period between December 2021 and November 2022. And it is that, from 2018 to 2021, these social benefits were revalued according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI ), in order to offset the expenses of the following financial year thanks to this compensatory aid.

The content of the Social Security letter to retirees

Escrivá assures in the notification that retirees “they will not lose purchasing power”. And it is that the high inflation rate in 2022 set a price record in decades, which was even more notable during the summer months, marked by the price of the electricity bill and the cost of diesel. In August of last year, it broke the double-digit barrier. Specifically, it reached 10.4%. However, it closed the year below 6%. Specifically, it marked 5.7% in December.

“Regardless of the circumstances, you must be certain that the protection of the purchasing power of your pension it is always insured thanks to Law 21/2021 approved at the end of 2021 ”, underlines Minister Escrivá in the letter. In addition, reference is also made to the second pension reform, which is forged within the Government of Spain, with the aim of reaching Brussels before the end of January.

In the letter, the minister points out that his department works to “reinforce” and “modernize” the pension system, which should have been approved in December last year. However, he points out that the reform “is almost complete” with “important measures to make our pension system more solid and equitable.” Likewise, another point to take into account is that pensioners will have to wait until the end of February to see the increases reflected in their bank accounts corresponding to January 2023. Banks They usually pay benefits between the 24th and 25th of each monthdepending on the financial institution to which the recipient belongs.

How much will pensions rise in 2023

The contributory pensions, that is, those paid by Social Security, and Passive Class pensions, including the amount of the minimum pension, will be revalued by 8.5% by 2023, which is the average inflation of the previous year. The minimum pension for pensioners aged 65 or older, it is set at 10,963.40 euros per year and 13,526.80 in the case of retirees with a dependent spouse. On the other hand, the minimum amount for non-contributory pensionss will go up to €484.61that is, about 63.21 euros more per month.

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