Another broken promise? During the presidential campaign and the in-between rounds that pitted him against Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron pledged to increase retirement pensions. Faced with the sharp increase in consumer prices, the President of the Republic had even considered the real re-indexation of pensioner income to inflation. In the end, as Planet was able to explain, the executive opted for another method. While inflation should approach the 7% mark next September and settle permanently above 6.5% for the year as a whole according to the daily Les Echos, the increase in pensions will not not exceed 4%.

Despite the loss of earnings that this situation could cause for retirees, who are generally less likely than working people to inflate their incomes, the revaluation remains good news. All the more so, reminded the Prime Minister, that we must also take into account the previous increase in pensions, which occurred at the start of the year. “It will be a little over 5% revaluation this year. Very concretely, for a person who has a pension of 1,200 euros, it is 60 euros more per month”, declared Elisabeth Borne in front of the microphones of France Bleu.

This is not the only question that Internet users wanted to ask the former Minister of Labor. Some auditors fear that the revaluation will not take place in the end.

“We can clearly see that inflation is high and that we must respond without waiting for the usual date of revaluation of pensions, that is to say January 1, 2023”, therefore reassured the head of government. And she continues, bluntly: “So, I can confirm that for all pensions, there will be, in July, a 4% revaluation.”

However, and despite such assertions, doubt remains. An effective revaluation from August appears complex. Why ?

The revaluation of retirement pensions cannot take place on August 9, as Olivier Dussopt, the Minister of Labour, had initially announced. In question ? The parliamentary calendar, explains Pleine Vie on its site. The increase in the level of pensions was finally voted on only this Thursday, July 21, 2022, which will make such a rapid application complex. According to our colleagues, it will probably be necessary to wait for the start of the school year before touching the precious funds promised.

Does this mean, however, that retirees will lose money from the total originally promised to them? Not necessarily. Explanations.

In theory, the delay in application relating to the implementation of the revaluation of pensions should not cause the slightest loss of earnings for the insured. And for good reason ! As Retirement Insurance explains on its site, the progression “will apply from your retirement in July”. As paradoxical as it may potentially seem, it is not incompatible with a (potentially much later) installment.

“From the date of implementation, the amount of your pension will take into account the revaluation on July 1, and the amount due will be paid to you retroactively”, details the National Old Age Insurance Fund (Cnav) .