Lääne Elu will republish the most read stories in 2021. One of them is the story “Pension increases to 590 euros per month” published on September 23.
Minister of Finance Keit Pentus-Rosimannus confirmed at a government press conference on Thursday that next year the pension will increase to 590 euros per month, and the support for a pensioner living alone in next year’s state budget will also increase from 115 euros to 200 euros.
According to Tanel Kiige, Minister of Health and Labor, the approach to improving the well-being of the elderly is being taken in several steps. “Through indexations and extraordinary pension increases, the average old-age pension will increase by more than 100 euros in 2022 and 2023. In addition, the calculation of tax-free income from 2023 will be added, ie the average pension will become tax-free again, ”Kiik noted, adding that the welfare of the elderly has been very clearly in the focus of both the previous and current governments over the past three or four years.
The government is also allocating a total of almost 6 million euros to address mental health problems. According to Kiige, this package concerns both additional funds and additional one-time additional funds. Funding is provided, among other things, for the training of clinical psychologists, for improving access to health care, for victim support, as well as for additional money to prevent alcohol abuse and to cover the shortage of compulsory treatment.
In connection with the state budget, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas also highlighted the approval and financing of the draft family reconciliation. “The idea is that parents can agree on the child’s future life based on the child’s welfare without having to go to court,” Kallas explained.
According to the Prime Minister, the transfer of the state budget is planned for 30 September.
Source: Lääne Elu by online.le.ee.
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