93 % of retirees receive a device public solidarity

The $ 16.2 million of pensioners are probably not aware of it but a vast majority of them, exactly 93 %, benefits of devices, so-called solidarity that we assum

93 % of retirees receive a device public solidarity

The $ 16.2 million of pensioners are probably not aware of it but a vast majority of them, exactly 93 %, benefits of devices, so-called solidarity that we assume, wrongly, reserved for the poor. And this for a cost of 47 billion euros per year, or 16 % of the mass of the pensions paid each year, reveals a study of the Drees, the statistical service of the ministry of Health. It is, for example, the case of all those who have had three or more children - about 40 % of current pensioners - and which are, therefore, provided an increase of pension. A device that weighs 8 billion.

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This is also the case of those who benefit from compensation for periods when they have not worked (unemployment, maternity, sickness, invalidity, military service), for a total amount of 10.1 billion. Enter in this category those who have retired early: the mothers of three children in the public service and certain public officials (police, military, firemen, etc). A device that costs $ 10.3 billion.

"This scheme benefits more to rich people since it mainly relates to employees in active categories with complete working careers," observes Jean-Marc Aubert, the patron of the Drees. In the end, solidarity is almost 50 % of the pension of more modest (for a total cost of $ 7.7 billion) and 10% most affluent (for a cost of 13.4 billion). Data that the high commissioner to the pension reform, Jean-Paul Delevoye, has, him, well in mind!

Updated Date: 10 June 2019, 00:00

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