Party Most-Hid would like to increase pensions
„A new system of valorization would bring a more justified approach to pensions“ – on the press conference said Ivan Švejna, author of the programme entitled Respect towards Elderly 2010. The pensions would be valorizated percentually following the inflation plus a fix amount, which would mean a change to the current habit of Christmas contributions and would be more transparent in reflecting the length of time spent in work.
The party would like to provide widow’s pension to divorced partners as well. Kornélia Kasanícka, expert of the party Most-Híd on social issues introduced the programme focusing on widow’s pensions. In cases when children were born in the first marriage and the marriage would last longer than the actual marriage, according to the programme of the party wife would be entitled to widow’s pension even if divorced. Divorced male citizens would be entitled to it as well.
Party Most-Híd promoted the more punctual provision of early retirement pensions as well. It would mean a solution to people too old for the labour market but still too young for the pension system.
To enhance the social integration of senior people the party Most-Híd would like to introduce points of first contacts in municipalities where seniors could find help to their problems. The party would like to establish a system of daily care on the principle of kindergartens as well which could provide care for elderly people.
According to the Vice-Chairman of the party Most-Híd it is essential to support the education and voluntary activities of seniors. It is a great possibility for the seniors to feel themselves as useful members of the society and to make new contacts.