Councils haggle to the upper limit for the bridging pension

The Council of States has resolved in his third advice to the business on Thursday with one exception, all the differences of the national Council. Only in the

Councils haggle to the upper limit for the bridging pension

The Council of States has resolved in his third advice to the business on Thursday with one exception, all the differences of the national Council. Only in the upper performance limits, there is still a need for clarification.

The national Council will set the maximum Bridging benefit the 2.25-Fold of General life needs. This corresponds to the case of single persons, 43'762 Swiss francs per year, in the case of multi-person households 65 and hold the'643 Swiss francs per year. The burden of disease and disability costs should be separately compensated. These amount to a maximum of 5000 Swiss francs for a single person and CHF 10'000 for couples, married couples, registered partnerships, and single parents with children.

With or without health-care costs

Less far, the Council of States wants to go: He sets the Ceiling for stand-Alone, 2-Times life-needs, i.e. annually, 38'900 Swiss francs. Multi-person households will receive a maximum of 65'643 CHF - so much as the national Council is proposing.

In contrast to its decision should, however, sickness and disability costs to be included in this maximum amount. The Council of States made this decision with a 28 to 15 vote.

Federal Council draft of the minimum

reduces the bridging services are to be capped, in addition to the councils on the Wednesday were both agreed. The national Council went back on its original decision and followed the Council of States, which was stood as the Federal Council from the beginning, for a Ceiling in.

entitled to bridging benefits will only have the age of 60 years or later controlled people. Bridging benefits people, in which the net assets are less than 50'000 Swiss francs (for Standalone) and 100'000 Swiss francs (for married couples) is able to apply for. Also in these points, a conservative majority prevailed in the course of the deliberations.

The Federal Council is expected at the time of his draft law at a cost of around 230 million Swiss francs. The foreseeable solution is much cheaper - to the displeasure of the Left. Councillor Eva Herzog (SP/BS) said, the basic idea of the Federal Council's submission had been lost. "We must not lower the level of the lines."

target comes closer

is Expected next Monday the national Council advises the template for the last Time. There is no agreement, the conciliation Committee a proposal that the last remaining difference to overcome.

the aim of all parties with the exception of the SVP is the Swiss Federal law on bridging services for older Outsorted to say goodbye at the end of the coming week. The bridging pension will also contribute to limiting the initiative of the SVP is rejected, by not absorb the negative consequences of the free movement of persons. (aru/sda)

Created: 12.03.2020, 12:46 PM

Updated Date: 12 March 2020, 12:02

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