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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 30, 2010 No. ZR-243

About national pensions

(as amended on 16-02-2021)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 22, 2010

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Pension system of the Republic of Armenia

1. The pension system of the Republic of Armenia includes:

1) state provision of pensions;

2) accumulative component;

3) or voluntary pension component.

2. The relations connected with the state provision of pensions, obligatory accumulative pension component and voluntary accumulative pension component are regulated by the laws of the Republic of Armenia.

3. The state provision of pensions (further also - the public pension system) provides persons with national pension from means of the government budget in the cases and procedure established by the law.

4. The accumulative component provides persons with funded pension at the expense of identified by the law of accumulative fees and income in case of achievement gained from their investment by them of the age granting the right to work retirement pension.

5. The voluntary accumulative component provides persons with additional pension (income) at the expense of identified by the law of voluntary pension payments and income gained from their investment or insurance premiums in case of achievement by them of the age granting the right to work retirement pension.

Article 2. Subject of regulation of the Law

1. This Law governs the relations connected with management of the state provision of pensions and its financing, establishes types of national pensions, conditions and procedure for calculation (recalculation), appointment and pension payment.

2. For separate groups of citizens other conditions of the state provision of pensions can be established by the law of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 3. Legal regulation of the state provision of pensions

1. The relations connected with the state provision of pensions are regulated by the Constitution, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, other laws and other legal acts.

Article 4. Principles of the state pension policy

1. The principles of the state pension policy are:

1) providing pension entitlement irrespective of nationality, race, floor, language, religion, political or different views, social origin, property or other status;

2) ensuring financial stability and development of the public pension system;

3) ensuring social consent and social justice;

4) ensuring the minimum size of national pension comparable to the minimum size of the budget of life support.

Article 5. Authorized body of public administration by the pension sphere

1. The authorized body of public administration by the pension sphere (further - authorized body) is established by the Government.

Article 6. Funds for pension payment

1. The pensions established by this Law are paid from means of the government budget of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 7. Pension entitlement and right to pension

1. In case of satisfaction of the conditions established by this Law the citizen of the Republic of Armenia, the citizen of the Republic of Armenia, having double citizenship, the foreign citizen or the stateless person have pension entitlement if this Law or international treaties does not establish other.

The foreign citizen or the person without citizenship has pension entitlement and the right to pension for the period of availability of residence right and residence in the Republic of Armenia. The foreign citizen who does not have the status of the refugee has pension entitlement in the Republic of Armenia if he does not receive pension in the country which citizen he is.

The citizen of the Republic of Armenia having double citizenship has pension entitlement for the period of registration in the State register of the population of the Republic of Armenia on the residential address in the Republic of Armenia.

2. Person under this Law having pension entitlement has the right to pension if it in the procedure established by the legislation addressed to the relevant division of the body having competence to grant pension (further - the division granting pension), and it is granted pension (further - the pensioner).

3. Person having the right to various pensions financed from the government budget has the right to one pension at the choice.

4. Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 12.04.2012 No. ZR-100

Article 8. Pension types

This Law establishes the following types of pension:

1. Labor:

1) on age,

2) on favorable terms,

3) for long service,

4) on disability,

5) on the occasion of loss of the supporter,

6) partial;

2. Military:

1) for long service,

2) on disability,

3) on the occasion of loss of the supporter;

3. Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 28.12.2013 No. ZR-156

Chapter 2. Work pensions

Article 9. Conditions and the term of superannuation on age

1. The work retirement pension is appointed to person on reaching 63 years in the presence at it at least 25 years of working life.

2. The work retirement pension is appointed to person on reaching 63 years also in the presence of the working life which is not exceeding 25 years if it has at least 10 calendar years of working life.

The working life established by this part granting pension entitlement on age is determined by the following scale:

Year of retirement

2012.

2013.

2014.

2015.

2016 and further

Working life

6 years

7 years

8 years

9 years

10 years

The terms specified regarding the 2nd article 29 of this Law are not set off in the working life of 10 calendar years established by this part.

3. The old-age pension is granted for year before the age granting the right to work retirement pension if person has at least 35 years of working life and does not work.

4. Person having the right to work retirement pension can address for award of pension at any time at discretion.

5. The work retirement pension is appointed for life, but no more, than before the termination of the right to pension according to the procedure, established by the law.

Article 10. Conditions and term of superannuation on favorable terms

Pension is on favorable terms granted to person on reaching 55 years:

1) if it has at least 25 calendar years of working life, at least 15 calendar years worked in especially harmful, especially severe conditions (the list number 1), till January 1, 2014 at least 7 calendar years and 6 calendar months worked in especially harmful, especially severe conditions and during this period full time performed the work granting the right to preferential pension;

2) if it has at least 25 calendar years of working life from which at least 15 calendar years worked at positions (the list number 3), granting the right to preferential pension.

To women before achievement of the retirement age established by this part pension is appointed on the following scale:

Birth date

Age

Year of retirement

01.01.1960-30.06.1960

54,5 

2014 

01.07.1960-31.12.1960

55

2015

2. Pension is on favorable terms granted to person on reaching 59 years:

1) if it has at least 25 calendar years of working life, at least 20 calendar years worked in harmful, severe conditions (the list number 2), till January 1, 2014 at least 10 calendar years worked in harmful, severe conditions and during this period full time performed the work granting the right to preferential pension;

2) if it has at least 25 calendar years of working life from which at least 20 calendar years worked at positions (the list number 4), granting the right to preferential pension, and during this period full time performed the work granting the right to preferential pension.

3. Pension is on favorable terms granted to person painful with hypophysial nanizm (Liliputian), on reaching 45 years and having at least 20 calendar years of working life.

4. Pension is on favorable terms granted before achievement of the age granting the right to work retirement pension.

5. The Lists 1 and 2 of the productions, works, professions, positions and indicators granting pension entitlement established by parts 1 and 2 of this Article, lists of positions number 3 and 4 affirm the Government.

Article 11. Conditions and term of superannuation for long service

1. The work pension is for long service granted:

1) to members of flight and command, flight and instructor and flight personnel, operators and stewards if it performed 45 years and they served at least 25 calendar years from which at least 20 years - years of service for long service, and in case of release from flight works for health reasons if they served at least 20 calendar years from which 15 years - years of service for long service;

2) to the worker having the certificate of the dispatcher of service of air traffic control if to it 50 years were performed and it served at least 25 calendar years from which 15 calendar years he directly performed work on air traffic control, and the face exempted for health reasons from work on direct air traffic control if to it 50 years were performed and he worked at least 25 calendar years from which 10 calendar years he directly performed work on air traffic control;

3) to the employee of technical service if to him 55 years were performed and he has at least 25 calendar years of working life from which at least 20 calendar years he performed the work granting pension entitlement for long service.

2. The work pension is for long service granted before achievement of the age granting the right to work retirement pension.

3. The list of the positions granting the right to the long-service pension established by this Article is established by the Government.

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