On some issues of renewal and appointment of pension payments

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The Human Rights Ombudman in the Donetsk People’s Republic informs that in order to implement the constitutional right to pensions for persons living in the liberated territories that were previously temporarily under the control of Ukraine, the Head of the Republic signed the relevant Decree No. 167 of May 2, 2022.

Thus, the DPR Pension Fund carries out work on the renewal and assignment of pension payments to persons registered (actually residing) in the liberated territories and not receiving pension payments on the territory of the Republic.

It is important to note that the renewal of pension payments will be carried out on the basis of an appropriate application and one of the following documents:

– passport of a citizen of the Donetsk People’s Republic;

– temporary identity card of a citizen of the Donetsk People’s Republic;

– address certificate valid for up to 6 months;

– certificate of permanent residence on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic;

– Ukrainian passport.

In addition, a document on assigning an identification number (NIE) to the person is attached to the said application. For persons who refused to accept a NIE due to religious or other beliefs, it is necessary to have a document confirming the right to make payments by last name, first name, patronymic (if any), series and passport number.

It is indicated that after six months from the month of renewal of pension payments, in accordance with the legislation in force in the Republic in the field of pension insurance and pension provision, the amount of pension payments is revised (recalculated).

It has been established that the appointment of a pension payments is carried out from the day a person has the right to a pension in accordance with the law, but not earlier than the day the decree of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic comes into force on the inclusion of the liberated settlements in the zone of responsibility of the relevant local administrations of the Donetsk People’s Republic or the creation of an appropriate local administration.

It should be noted that Decree No. 167 applies to legal relations that arose from March 03, 2022.