Kyrgyzstan increases pensions for hundreds of thousands
BISHKEK -- A resolution raising pensions in Kyrgyzstan went into effect Monday (October 1), 24.kg reported.
Under the measure signed by Prime Minister Muhammedkaly Abylgaziyev, recipients whose monthly pensions are less than the subsistence minimum of 4,393 KGS ($63) will receive an addition of 350 KGS ($5).
The move, which is expected to benefit 246,000 Kyrgyz, or 38% of pensioners, is aimed at protecting citizens with low income.
The change will raise the average monthly pension in Kyrgyzstan to 5,682 KGS ($82).