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Belarus, Lithuania discuss new agreement on social security

Society 19.06.2018 | 11:01
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MINSK, 19 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Lithuania have agreed upon a proportional principle of mutual pension coverage. The matter was discussed in Vilnius during the second round of consultations on working out coordinated proposals for the new draft agreement on social security between the two countries, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Labor and Social Security Ministry.

Experts exchanged information on the changes in the national legislation in social security and discussed in detail the suggestions to the draft document. The parties distributed obligations between the states on the appointment and payment of pensions, insurance payments in connection with accidents at work. With regard to pensions, the contract will be based on a proportional principle providing for the appointment and payment of pensions by the state where the person worked, including during the Soviet times.

An agreement was reached regarding the provisions on the revision of pensions, appointed before the entry of the agreement into force, at the request of the person.

Experts have agreed to work out certain issues before the next round of consultations (in early 2019). They will include the export of allowances, the provision of medical assistance to citizens residing on the territories of the states, the exchange of legislative information, and others.

The parties signed a corresponding protocol after the consultations.

The issues of social security of citizens residing in Belarus or Lithuania are regulated by the bilateral agreement on social security of 4 February 1999. The need for a new contract emerged due to the recent numerous changes in the national legislations of the two countries.

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