“What have I worked for for 45 years?’: Pensioner can’t afford to go to a café. Almost half of those over 65 are at risk of poverty in old age.

In Germany, one in three women receives less than 1,000 euros in pension. Around half of housing benefit recipients are pensioners, according to Die Zeit. Many pensioners would rather earn extra money through mini-jobs than accept help from the state. The reasons are often that speak against it against it is linked to shame and more people rely on social benefits.