Pensioners, seniors – illustrative photo.
Prague – Today's fifty-somethings will retire at 66. Forty-somethings will be eligible for a pension at 67 and people aged 34 and under will retire at 68. Czech Television found this out from the material of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs agreed at the coalition council last week. The retirement age is now 64.
According to the materials of the Ministry of the Interior and the Czech Republic, the expected saving when the retirement age is increased by two years by 2060 is around one percent of GDP, i.e. 73 billion CZK, for a three-year increase it is 1.5 percent, i.e. 109.5 billion CZK.
In 2030, the retirement age is to stop at 65. The changes will not affect those who are now 57 and over. “After 2030, the demographically strong cohorts will begin to retire. I think that in order to maintain decent pensions, we need to debate this,” Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura (ODS) told CT. While the opposition SPD does not support the proposal, the ANO movement is ready to discuss it.
For example, a man who is now 37 years old should retire at 66. Even later, at the age of 68, a man who is now 26 years old will retire.
In internal material, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Marian Jurečka (KDU-ČSL) proposes that the retirement age should rise even after 2030 gradually. With each vintage by less than two months. Jurečka currently did not want to comment on the document proposed to the coalition council last week. At the same time, he added that demanding professions would be left earlier without sanctions. There are about half a million such people.
Women with one child now retire at 63 years and eight months, and women with two children at 62 years and eight months.