Topical Development Projects
The Government Programme of 2019 states changes that need to be made to pension provision. In addition, the central labour market organisations have reached a mutual agreement on how to develop earnings-related pensions.
Improving work incentives for the partially disabled
Means to improve the incentives to work while drawing a partial disability pension have been prepared since the previous Government. The aim was to prepare a Government proposal of a so-called linear model for Parliament by the end of 2022. However, the preparations of the proposal have been discontinued as the tripartite working group couldn’t come to an agreement on the parameters of the new model.
The pension reform of self-employed persons
A government proposal has been presented to the Parliament in June, 2022, to reform the self-employed persons pension act. Its aim is to find ways of improving the income from self-employment to better correspond to the factual income of the self-employed, and thus improving the pensions of the self-employed.
A comprehensive rehabilitation committee finished its work in 2017. Rehabilitation has been further developed in 2020-2022 based on the proposal presented by the rehabilitation committee. Changes to rehabilitation under social security insurance have been prepared by a tripartite working group led by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
Overall reform of social security
An overall reform of social security written in the Government Programme was launched in the spring of 2020. A parliamentary committee that will prepare this reform was appointed in March 2020. Its term of office will span until the spring of 2027. A mid-term report is going to be published in the spring of 2023.