On 8 December President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 570 “Concerning the improvement of pension provision system”.
As far as old age pensions are concerned, starting from 1
January 2015 every complete year of work above the service record of 35
years for men and 30 years for women will translate in the increase in
pensions by 1% of the average monthly salary, but by not more than 0.7%
of the average salary in the country.
Starting from 1 January
2016, pensions awarded to pension-age people will increase by 0.1%,
0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4%, 0.5% of the average monthly salary for each year of
service exceeding 40 years up to 45 years for men and exceeding 35 years
up to 40 years for women.
The limit of the average monthly
salary taken into consideration for assigning pensions for persons
having at least 36 years of service record (men) and 31 years of service
record (women) will increase five times.
In accordance with the
decree, the minimum service record needed to claim old age pensions and
retirement pensions in Belarus will increase from 10 to 15 years
starting from 1 January 2015. Pensions will be awarded to workers who
paid mandatory insurance contributions to the state extra-budgetary
social security fund.
The new law will not extend to the
vulnerable groups of people who cannot achieve a long service record for
objective reasons (mothers who have many children, mothers caring for
children with disabilities, or persons disabled from childhood). The
minimum service record requirement for them will remain unchanged - five
Social pensions will be assigned to people who have not
achieved minimum service record needed to claim retirement pensions.
However, these groups of people will be able to claim such pensions when
they turn 65 years (men) and 60 years (women). The existing social
pensions regulations will remain in place for the vulnerable groups of
people, like children with disabilities, people with disabilities,
including persons disabled from childhood, as well as children who lost
Please see the Russian version of this site for the full text of the Decree.