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Moldova's citizens working in Belarus to be able to benefit from pensions

14:54 | 25.10.2019 Category: Social

Chisinau, 25 October /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova’s citizens who have legally worked in Belarus or reside in this state will be able to benefit from social payments. This will be possible after the two states have signed an agreement in the social security sector.   

The document sees, in particular, the providing of age limit pensions and survivor pensions, disability pensions and allowances in the wake of labour accidents or triggered by professional diseases. The migrant workers from Moldova and Belarus, who carry out or have carried out a legal working activity on the territory of one or another contracting state, will be able to benefit from these payments.    

Under the agreement, both Moldova and Belarus will pay the pension calculated proportionally with the periods of insurance made on their own territory and the pension will be transferred to the person on the territory of the state where he/she resides.

The National Social Insurances House (CNAS) specified that, based on the principle of proportionality, Moldova and Belarus would calculate and pay the pension for the periods of work on their territory after 31 December 1991. As for the periods of work before 31 December 1991, made on the territory of the former USSR, the pension is established and is paid by the state on the territory of which the person resides on the date of request.   

The agreement will enter into force after all domestic procedures on its ratification are fulfilled.

Presently, CNAS enforces 12 agreements in the social security sector with Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Hungary. The agreement signed with Turkey will enter into force after the document is ratified by both countries.  



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