Ministry of Solidarity to adopt pension amendments in May
Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly - YOUM7/Hassan Tallal

CAIRO: The Minister of Solidarity Ghada Waly said the government would adopt early pension amendments from early May, that would apply retroactively from July 2013, Youm7 reported.

Minister of Finance Hany Demian said that his ministry along with the Ministry of Solidarity agreed to amend article 165 of social security law no. 79 of 1975 Thursday to allow the increase of early pensions by 33 percent from their original amount, for those who had requested to cash their early pension staring from July 1, 2013, al-Wafd reported.

Those who have worked over 20 years, and have no other social insurance are eligible for the pensions, Demian said.

Additional reporting by Hossam Mostafa.

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