Clarification from DPR Ombudsman with regard to increase in pension


The Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic signed a Decree No. 176 of 13.06.2018 “On Retirement Benefit Increase”. The document provides for a 10% rise in pension since 1 June 2018. Pursuant to the Decree of the DPR Head, a Pension Fund was instructed to carry out an appropriate recalculation of payments.

The Decree does not apply payments that were assigned according to the Decree of the DPR Head No. 290 of 27 October 2017 that established the procedure for the appointment of pension payments to persons discharged from military service and some other categories of citizens.

The last time pension increased on 1 January 2018 in the DPR based on the Decree of the DPR Head No. 361 of 15.12.2017.