Saving on the pension at 63 in favor of the mother's pension - CSU Vice Manfred Weber speaks out in favor of this and emphasizes that the mother's pension is “a question of justice”.
Berlin (dpa) - CSU Vice Manfred Weber has spoken out in favor of saving in favor of an expansion of the mother's pension when retiring at the age of 63.
"If we propose new issues, we have to spend less in other areas," said the CSU European politician of the "Augsburger Allgemeine".
"The mother's pension is a question of justice," emphasized Weber.
When asked about the potential for savings, he said: "We should say, for example, that the decision promoted by the SPD to let people retire at the age of 63 is neither a contribution to the stability of the system nor to intergenerational equity." “Honesty, what works and what doesn't,” said Weber.
So far, mothers or fathers who have brought up children born before 1992 have generally only received 2.5 pension points per child. For those born afterwards it is 3 pension points. The CSU is striving for an alignment here. Bavarian Minister of Social Affairs, Carolina Trautner, recently spoke of a “completion” of the mother's pension. In the case of the pension at 63, insured persons who have completed at least 45 years of insurance in the statutory pension insurance can claim this old-age pension from the age of 63 without any deductions. The regulation was introduced in July 2014.
In the debate about the financial viability of the pension system, an expert report recently caused a stir, proposing an increase in the retirement age to 68 years by 2042. Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil criticized the initiative as the "wrong way". In order to keep the pension system stable, it is rather necessary “that many people are in work and receive decent wages,” said the SPD politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group.
Heil advocated including civil servants in the pension insurance in the long term.
“In general, I think it's right to think about uniting everyone in one employment insurance over time,” said Heil.
It is about "that we create a system in the long term that is fair for everyone".
If this should be decided, "it will expire in a very long transition period," said Heil.
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