The Pension Fund of Ukraine told why they can deprive pensions
For one of four reasons, pensioners in Ukraine can lose their pension.
The current legislation provides for several reasons why pension payments may be withdrawn, and it is they that are referred to when making decisions by the territorial bodies of the Pension Fund or the courts.
Article 49 of the Law of Ukraine "On Compulsory State Pension Insurance" defines four cases when the payment of pensions is terminated:
- the pension was assigned to a person on the basis of documents containing false information;
- the pensioner went abroad before his return to Ukraine, unless otherwise provided by an international agreement;
- in the event of the death of a pensioner;
- in case of non-receipt of pension payments by a person within six months.
Due to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, a significant number of pensioners were under temporary Russian occupation and could not receive payments. In this case, senior citizens need to contact the PFU authorities to extend the accruals. The decision to resume the pension is made within 10 days after the clarification of the circumstances of the termination of the accrual of funds and the availability of conditions for restoration. Payments will be resumed in the manner prescribed by law, - explained the Deputy Minister of Social Policy Daria Marchak on the air of the National Telethon.