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Regulatory Decree No. 2/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 75/2021, Series I of 2021-04-19
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Regulatory Decree
  • Number: 2/2021
  • Pages: 4 - 6

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This regulatory decree establishes a special scheme for counting the length of service of seafarers registered in the fishing industry, regarding contribution periods until the integration of the Welfare Fund for Fishery Professionals in the Regional Social Security Centres, for the purposes of access to retirement of fishery professionals, in accordance with the specificities of this sector.

It also amends the scheme that regulates the Code of the Contributory Schemes of the Social Security Welfare System.

What is going to change?

For the purposes of counting length of service for access to the retirement pension, the periods with contributions to the retirement funds of the former Central Board of Fishermen's Houses are important, provided that in the calendar year to which they relate there was a pay statement.

Seafarers whose applications for early old age or physical exhaustion pensions have been refused due to non-compliance with the length of service required now have a period of 180 days to apply to the Social Security Institute for a reassessment of these applications.

Each day of unloading at a fish auction is considered to correspond to three days of fishing activity for the purposes of the pay statement, the guarantee period and the length of service for accessing the anticipated old age pension and the physical exhaustion pension.

What advantages does it bring?

This regulatory decree guarantees the improvement of the criteria applied to calculate the length of service of fishing professionals for access to retirement, in accordance with the specificities of the sector.

When does it enter into force?

This regulatory decree enters into force on the day following its publication.

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