Pensioners will receive the inflationary pension supplement between November 10 and 15, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced in a video posted on his social media account on Saturday.
“There are hard times in the whole of Europe, but even at times like this we must not lose sight of our most important, overarching national goals, one of which is the appreciation of pensioners in Hungary,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a Facebook video on Saturday, the International Day for Older Persons.
He recalled that thanks to the economic performance of the past few years, Hungary succeeded in giving back the 13th month pension that had been taken away by the previous, socialist-liberal governments. “I regard this as a major achievement and a matter of honor, and so the same as this year, also next year every pensioner will receive their 13th month pension,” the Prime Minister said.
According to Orbán, inflation has been rising all over Europe because of the EU’s sanctions against Russia. “Now for a second time this year, we will again pay an inflationary pension supplement which pensioners will receive between November 10 and 15,” he announced, adding that “in light of the rate of our economic growth,” the state will have the possibility to pay Hungarian pensioners a pension premium also this year, together with the November pension.
“Hard times, crisis or no crisis, Hungary is giving our pensioners their due,” the Prime Minister said.
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