ArmInfo. Citizens of the CIS can apply for a pension in Armenia. This was announced on November 21 by the first deputy head of the State Social Security Service of Armenia, Araik Paronyan, to ArmInfo correspondent. This prerogative, as he pointed out, deprived citizens of other countries.
According to the representative of SSSS, in addition to the citizens of Armenia, the right to receive a pension in Armenia applies to people who have dual citizenship, citizens of the CIS who have the status of residence in the republic and who do not receive a pension in the country of which they are citizen. "When granting a pension to citizens who arrived in Armenia from the states-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in accordance with the Agreement on guarantees of the rights of citizens of the Commonwealth states in the field of pension provision, the length of service acquired in the territory of the former USSR for the period until January 1, 2017 year, "he pointed out.
At the same time, as Paronyan noted, citizens of CIS member state are freed from the fuss with papers - they will not have to run around different instances for documenting or fly to the country of which they are a citizen. "A citizen of CIS member state will have to present a work record card, where there will be a proper record, testifying to his work activity in another member country of the Commonwealth. The territorial office within 5 days from the date of receipt of the application, sends a request, let's say in the same territorial department of the pension authority of the Russian Federation, which after an appropriate check responds to our request, "he explained. Regardless of the timing of the receipt of the response from the Russian colleagues, the SES of Armenia, if the work record is confirmed, the first day of treatment of this citizen includes in the work experience of this person, which is accordingly taken into account when calculating a pension in accordance with the formula - a basic pension of 16 thousand drams (30 dollars), it includes a bonus for the length of service (800 AMD for each year for the first 10 years and 500 AMD for subsequent ones).