OREANDA-NEWS Honored Lawyer of Russia Ivan Solovyov called the Russians ways to increase their pension. According to him, surcharges are possible for the length of service, harmfulness and region of residence, the agency "Prime" reports.

The expert noted that in the case of very small pension payments, a citizen is charged a federal social supplement so that the final amount is not less than the subsistence minimum. In 2023, it is 12,363 rubles.

If the regional living wage is higher than the federal one, as, for example, in Yakutia (more than 30 thousand rubles), then the pensioner is entitled to an increased regional social payment, the lawyer added.

Solovyov noted that preferential categories of pensioners have the right to receive a monthly cash payment. Among them are disabled people, heroes of the USSR and labor, veterans and minor prisoners of fascism, Chernobyl victims.

Disabled people receive payments automatically based on the information of the Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise, which are submitted to the Social Fund. All other categories of pensioners must apply through the MFC, Public Services or personally in the Social Fund.

An additional payment of 2522 rubles is due to pensioners who contain disabled family members. 1892 rubles will be received by Russians who have worked in rural areas for more than thirty years. 7568 rubles are paid extra to pensioners over 80 years old and those with the first disability group.

In addition, 3784 and 2270, respectively, will be received by those who have worked for a certain number of years in the Far North and areas equated to it, Solovyov added.

He concluded that the pensioner needs to collect documents confirming the length of service, working conditions and other circumstances, and then apply with them to the department of the Social Fund at the place of residence in order to receive all the required allowances.

Earlier it became known that the government's commission on legislative activity approved the forecast period for the payment of the funded part of pensions to Russians — which is also called the survival period — for 2024.