Gilauri: 670 thousand pensioners are waiting for the increase in pensions
According to the Prime Minister of Georgia Nikoloz Gilauri, from September 2012, 670 000 Georgian pensioners will receive the retirement insurance package. As reported by "Georgia-News", Gilauri told this at a government meeting.
"I believe that this important reform, especially in terms of health, since senior citizens - is that part of society, which was not insured and they had a huge health care costs", said Gilauri.
"Part of this reform is the increase of pensions for retirees older than 67 years, for which the retirement package will amount 140 lari (about $ 85)", said Prime Minister.
However, he clarified that the increase in pension package will include, in particular, insurance, but allowance for seniority will be abolished.
"Those who today receive 100 lari (about $ 60) will receive an additional 25 lari (about $ 15) plus a package of insurance, and those who receive 110 lari (about $ 66) - will receive 15 lari (about $ 9) and additional insurance", said Gilauri.