Some pensioners will receive two pensions at once in December . As, however, it was in previous years. This is due to the New Year holidays and the pension payment schedule in December 2021. Those who have regular payment days coincide with weekends will receive January money earlier, even before the New Year.
As explained in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, the specific schedule depends on how the elderly person receives a pension and on the region , since working days at post offices and banks may differ slightly, depending on the locality
– You can clarify the payment schedule by calling the phone number of the customer service in your region. You can find the contacts of the customer service on the official website of the PFR by selecting the region of residence and clicking the button “Contacts of the branch and customer services”, – they recommend in the PFR.
Basically, the scheme will be like this.
The changes in the schedule concern those who receive their pension through the Russian Post on the 1st and 2nd day of the month. Since most of the post offices will open only on January 3, the money will be transferred so that they will reach the pensioners before the New Year.
Those to whom the postman brings a pension on the 3rd, 4th, and on, they will bring it, as usual, on the 3rd, 4th, etc.
Changes will also apply to those who receive their pension on the 7th. On this day, postmen also have a rest from all over the country. Therefore, the pension will again be delivered ahead of schedule, but not in December, but on the working days before Christmas.
The transfer to bank cards will be on the same principle – so that the pensioner receives his money no later than the usual date. Therefore, some of the pensioners will receive them before the New Year.
It should be borne in mind that from January, old-age insurance pensions for non-working pensioners should already be indexed by 5.9%. That is, those who receive this money in December will already have an increased amount. The national average pension in 2022 will increase to 18,521 rubles.