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Bulgarian pensioners to earn extra money on the education of grandchildren

December 30 2008

From 1 January 2009, five thousand Bulgarian pensioners will receive a salary for the education of grandchildren.

Traditionally, older people, retirement, begin to sit with their grandchildren at a time when their own children are at work. However, the authorities of Bulgaria, where, according to statistics, inflames one of the most serious demographic crisis in the European Union decided to try to change the situation through amendments to the legislation, reports RIA Novosti .

Since 2009, the grandparents will receive for their labor, the monthly increase to their pensions in the amount of subsistence minimum - 240 BGN (123 EUR) before their charges is three years. Such an increase will be felt in addition to pensions, which average in the country reaches 235 lion. Such a measure also aims to "help young parents to reconcile professional and family responsibilities."

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