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PM Mateusz Morawiecki, discusses the government’s unwavering commitment to supporting senior citizens through various programs, including increased pensions and free healthcare.
In a recent gathering with senior citizens in Zambrowie, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki reaffirmed the government’s dedication to fostering intergenerational solidarity and ensuring the well-being of the country’s elderly population.
Under Morawiecki’s leadership, Poland has made significant strides in improving the lives of senior citizens. Over the past eight years, the government has increased the minimum pension and retirement benefits by an impressive 80%. In 2015, the minimum senior citizen allowance stood at 880 złotys, but by 2023, it had risen to 1588 złotys.
Prime Minister Morawiecki expressed his gratitude to all senior citizens in Poland, acknowledging their invaluable contributions to the nation’s freedom. He emphasized the importance of intergenerational solidarity, recognizing its immense value.
The government’s commitment to senior citizens extends beyond just financial support. Poland has introduced permanent 13th and 14th pension payments, ensuring that seniors have adequate funds for their essential expenses. In 2023, the 14th pension payment was significantly increased to 2200 złotys, providing an additional 838 złotys net income compared to previous legislation.
Morawiecki vowed to continue prioritizing senior citizens, promising that as long as his administration is in power, they will allocate substantial resources to improve the quality of life for seniors.
Furthermore, Poland has implemented several programs to support senior citizens comprehensively:
- Senior+: This government initiative supports local authorities in establishing and operating Day Centers and Clubs for seniors. From 2015 to 2022, 1179 support centers were established, with a budget of 300 million złotys.
- Aktywni+: This program allocates funds to support projects for senior citizens, with a total value of 200 million złotys from 2021 to 2025, carried out by non-governmental organizations.
- Mama 4+: This benefit is designed for individuals who have raised at least four children and could not work or had to resign from their jobs. It provides essential financial support for their livelihood.
- Tax-Free Pensions up to 2500 złotys: Implemented since January 1, 2022, this policy ensures that more money remains in the wallets of retirees.
- Leki 75+ (Medicines 75+): A program that provides free medicines to senior citizens, which has been expanded to include individuals from the age of 65.
Poland’s unwavering commitment to senior citizens reflects a profound sense of intergenerational solidarity, ensuring that the elderly population enjoys a dignified and comfortable life.