Georgian government will amnesty working pensioners
On the eve, Georgian parliament adopted the act "On pension amnesty" in the second reading at its plenary meeting. As reminiscent by "Georgia-News", this document will affect the able-bodied employed persons, receiving pensions illegally. 68 deputies voted for the adoption of this document.
"The government has decided to declare a one-time amnesty. In future, the retirees should represent the most objective information, since the social service agency is running effectively, and it became possible to identify errors and fraud by senior citizens by the presence of an electronic database", said Parliamentary Secretary to the Government Gia Khuroshvili in an interview after the meeting.
He added that they have revealed many cases when the retirees receive a pension and go to work without notifying the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection. Also, some retired, filling the documentation for a pension, write "unemployed" in the appropriate column. According to Khuroshvili, such actions are detrimental to the state budget in several million lari.
The law "On State Pensions" prescribes that the right for a pension does not act or ceases its operating during the public activities of the person.