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Republic of Estonia

OECD’s biennial report on the pension systems across OECD and G20 countries. Each edition opens with an overview comparing pension policies of OECD countries and recent reforms. This is followed by at least one thematic chapter and a range of indicators including pension projections for today’s workers.

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Estonia is ready to help the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine in digitalization issues, creating simple and transparent services for people. Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Kaimo Kuusk said this at a meeting with Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Yulia Sokolovska, the Government portal reports.
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Funding for the Estonian Health Insurance Fund is set to increase by €144 million next year as the state will continue investing money in cutting patient waiting times and developing primary healthcare. In addition, disabled child allowances will grow and a special facility will open in eastern Estonia to help children who are victims of sexual abuse.

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As a result of annual reindexation, some 350,000 pensioners in Estonia will see their pensions increase an average of 8.4% in size. In addition to old-age pensions, pensions for the incapacity for work as well as survivor's benefits will likewise increase, while the value of the national pension rate will rise as well, the Social Insurance Board said.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: March 22

The cost of getting pensions and benefits sent to people's homes by mail will rise from currently €6.60 to €7.70 a month, the Social Insurance Board has announced. The change will affect some 5,000 Estonian residents.

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Estonia and Finland will start exchanging digital prescriptions at the end of the year, in a groundbreaking move that Estonian Health Minister Riina Sikkut said she hoped other EU countries will follow. Speaking to EURACTIV.com on the sidelines of the ongoing European Health Forum in Gastein, Austria, Sikkut said that in Estonia, it is common practice for healthcare professionals to use the e-health system to exchange patient medical records.
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A large portion of the increase can be attributed to the increased subsidisation of bus services. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Centre) said that greater support for public transport services will ensure better mobility as well as reduce motorisation and pollution of the environment. The state subsidies also make movement easier for less well-off residents, the minister said according to spokespeople

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The amount of money necessary for the payment of unemployment insurance benefits in Estonia is set to grow by a quarter over the next four years to €65.7 million in 2022.  According to estimates by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Haigekassa), the unemployment insurance benefit is to be awarded to 20,800 people this year in the total amount of €52.5 million.

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