José Luis Escrivá says that "our pensioners must be sure that they will not lose purchasing power"

With the approval of this rule, all pensions, both contributory and non-contributory and the passive classes of the State, are revalued by 0.9%, effective as of January 1. The validation of the Royal Decree-Law has been achieved with 289 votes in favor, 49 abstentions and no votes against.

The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá has assured in his defense of the Royal Decree-Law that "guaranteeing the purchasing power of the more than 11 million people who receive a pension is absolutely a priority for this Government." "Among the pensioners are some of the most vulnerable groups in society. The most effective way to ensure that they are not left behind is to ensure their purchasing power."

Likewise, Escrivá has ensured that "fulfilling the Government's promise by updating pensions under the CPI is only a preliminary step to direct our efforts to find fair and equitable solutions to the future challenges facing the system. of pensions ".

This measure benefits more than 11 million people, including about 10 million beneficiaries of contributory pensions, 450,000 beneficiaries of non-contributory pensions, almost 200,000 beneficiaries of family benefits and approximately 650,000 beneficiaries of passive classes, which are They correspond mainly to pensioners who were civil servants.

In his speech, Escrivá has appealed to the consensus and claimed the importance of the Toledo Pact, an agreement that already included in its first recommendations "the maintenance of the purchasing power of pensions". "That very important agreement served to strengthen the confidence of the Spaniards in the viability of the system and the consensus reached there allowed us to adopt the necessary reforms to guarantee their solvency," he explained.

Pension revaluation in 2020

Royal Decree-Law 1/2020 of January 14, which establishes the revaluation and maintenance of pensions and public benefits of the system of Social Security it affects both contributory and non-contributory pensions and those corresponding to passive classes, mostly civil servants. In addition to revaluating all pensions by 0.9%, the rule guarantees the purchasing power of pensioners if the reference CPI deviates above that figure in 2020.

After the revaluation, the most common of the minimum pensions, the contributory retirement pension for people over 65 with a dependent spouse, reaches 843.4 euros per month.

Between 2019 and 2020, pensions have revalued, in general, 2.6% (1.7% last year and 0.9%, for the present). In the case of minimum pensions, the increase in these two years has been 3.9% (3% last year and 0.9% in 2020).

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