According to Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, pension increase is planned in the next year's budget.
As he said at today's session of the Government, the pension of pensioners aged 70 and over will be almost 440 GEL in the highland settlements, and 365 GEL in other areas.
"As for the social direction, the financing of health care and social programs will increase by 770 million GEL, the pension of pensioners aged 70 and older will become 440 GEL in the highland settlements, 365 GEL in other areas. The pension of persons under 70 years of age will become almost 300 GEL, and the pension of persons under 70 years of age in highland settlements will become 355 GEL.
In addition to the pension, I would like to say that we will increase the social assistance of persons with disabilities, including by 65 GEL for persons with severe disabilities.
I would like to remind you that we have already almost tripled the child assistance amount, it was 50 GEL earlier and now it is 150 GEL. Last year it was 100 GEL, then we increased it to 150 GEL and this will continue. Our wish is to increase it even more, depending on what kind of budget and what kind of income we will have in 2023. I will inform you about this later," said the Prime Minister.