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A resident of Saint Petersburg has her Far North employment experience reckoned

20 July 2015

Following the investigation initiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov, the right of Ms K. to receive her pension payments has been restored.

At present, the indebtedness for the last year has been paid out and the due pension amount has been restored.

The applicant, having been living in Magadan Region earlier, appealed to the Saint Petersburg Commissioner in 2014, since the local Directorate of the Pension Fund of Russia set her up with a lower pension amount than she was entitled to due to her previous employment at the Far North. The pension fund’s officials commented that "at the moment there was no possibility to increase the pension taking into account the Far North employment experience."

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg

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