The average cost of delivery of PJSC “Ukrposhta” pensions to one retiree in a year is roughly 308,6 UAH, and delivery of pensions throughout 2018 will cost the Pension Fund by UAH 1.4 billion.
This was reported in the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine in response to an information request of UNN.
“Under current rates, the projected number of pensioners and amount paid in 2018, the pensions, the estimated average cost of delivery of pension to one pensioner in the year (12 payments) is approximately 308,6 UAH, and this service is unprofitable for the society”, – noted in the Ministry.
In MEW explained that the tariff for delivery of pensions and benefits “Ukrposhta” has not changed since 2004. In particular, the cost of delivery of pensions in the village is 1.56% of the payment, and the city – 0,79%.
“Given the projected number of pensioners and amount paid in 2018 pension in accordance with the tariffs of delivery of pensions through PJSC “Ukrposhta” will cost the Pension Fund of Ukraine in 2018, about 1.4 billion UAH”, – told the Agency.
At the same time, as noted in the Ministry, economically justified tariffs for delivery of pensions (which had been agreed with the Ministry of economic development, but they have not been approved because of the position of the Pension Fund) in the city – 1,8%, and in villages and towns – 2.7% of the payment amount. And if such tariffs were introduced, the cost of delivery of pensions in not worth UAH 1.4 billion, UAH 2.65 billion, and one pensioner per year on average – 584,5 UAH, not 308,6 UAH.
We will remind, “Ukrposhta” from January 1, 2019 will not deliver the pension. This was announced by the CEO of the company Igor Smelyansky.
Now, in October 2018, through post offices to receive pensions 45% of the Ukrainian pensioners. Those who for health reasons cannot come to the post office or Bank, or live in rural areas.
“Ukrposhta” recognizes that working in the villages is economically unprofitable. Each of the branches of “Ukrposhta” suffers monthly losses of nearly 3 thousand UAH, in particular, due to the fact that the delivery of pensions is made according to the tariffs that are below cost. At the same time to revise the tariffs in force for 14 years, state agencies do not wish to complain in the enterprise. “Ukrposhta” will be forced to optimize the network in the villages. The company plans to close 5-7 thousand inpatient wards, to lay off some administrative and production staff.
Most likely living in the villages pensioners will be forced to use Bank cards for receiving pensions. In this case, many of them have to travel tens of kilometers to the regional center to withdraw pensions from ATMs.