State Duma passes bill on preretirement persons’ right to alimony
MOSCOW, March 12 (RAPSI) - The State Duma adopted a bill granting preretirement disabled persons a right to alimony in a final third reading on Tuesday.
Under the bill, women arrived at the age of 55 and men who have reached the age of 60 would have a right to disability alimony.
Amendments will be introduced to Russia’s Family Code.
The bill has been drafted due to the pension reform implemented in Russia. On October 3, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a pension system change bill increasing the age of retirement to 60 years for women and to 65 years for men into law. The law also stipulates that mothers with many children would gain a right to retirement at 50-57 years. A labor experience term enabling to retire on a pension earlier would be lowered, from 45 to 42 for men, and from 40 to 37 for women. Unemployment allowance is to be increased for persons nearing retirement age starting 2019.