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Pensions to go up by an average of 18.6% in 2021: Social Minister

Denitsa Sacheva
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“The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy will continue to look for ways to increase the incomes of senior citizens,” Minister Denitsa Sacheva said in parliament. “The average monthly pension in Bulgaria in 2021 is expected to reach 250 euro, compared to 210 euro this year, i.e. an increase of 18.6%.

Personal assistants will continue to work under employment contracts. Their salaries as of next year will be 475 euro a month, Minister Sacheva said. The funding for personal assistants in 2021 will be over 109 million euro. Under the Social Services Act, another 44 million euro has been earmarked for social assistance services. The Personal Assistance Act pertains to all groups of people with disabilities, 8% of the people who use it are children, Minister Sacheva said further, the BTA reports. 

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