The Cuban government approved an increase in the pensions of veterans of the clandestine struggle and of the Rebel Army retired by the General Social Security Scheme, and of combatants who have suffered partial disability while carrying out their missions.
The measure benefits more than 13,000 combatants, who will see an increase of 1,528 pesos in their pensions as of August, Cubadebate reported.
Una justa decisión: como parte de la Tarea Ordenamiento se aprobó elevar las pensiones a veteranos de la lucha clandestina y del Ejército Rebelde, también a combatientes de las FAR y el MININT que hayan sufrido invalidez en el cumplimiento de sus misiones.https://t.co/QVldn13rrM pic.twitter.com/8vcXcB8s8c
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) June 17, 2021
In addition to the 12,379 former members of the Rebel Army and the clandestine struggle retired by age, the increase will apply to another 4,288 combatants who did not have this benefit from Social Assistance, the source indicates.
Another 3,691 pensioners from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and the Cuban Ministry of the Interior (MININT), who suffered disability while carrying out missions, most of them international, will also receive the pension increase of up to 1,528 pesos.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel highlighted “the justness of a decision in favor of Cubans who have given the best of themselves to the nation.”
At the government meeting, it was stressed that these people have “an extensive military and revolutionary trajectory,” because they are combatants of the Rebel Army, of the clandestine struggle, of the “fight against bandits,” of Playa Girón and that they fulfilled military missions in other countries.
As part of the so-called Task of Reorganization, the Cuban executive raised the scale of salaries, pensions and social assistance benefits on the island.
Regarding the pensions governed by the General Social Security Scheme, an increase was established in correspondence with the scale that starts from 1,528 pesos (for those who received between 280 and up to 300 pesos) and 1,733 (for those who received from 446 to 500 pesos).
Meanwhile, pensions above 501 pesos per month received an increase of 1,528 pesos each.