Retirement: everything we really know about the January 2023 revaluation


“Inflation as it is today, that is to say strong, will continue to increase until the end of 2022”, Bruno Le Maire recently affirmed, on the set of RTL. At the microphone of Jérôme Florin, the Minister of Economy, Finance as well as Industrial and Digital Sovereignty today believes that the country is facing an “inflationary peak”. Which, like any peak, cannot be eternal — otherwise it would be a plateau. He indeed expects a “reflux in inflation from the beginning of the year 2023”, points the finger at 20 minutes on his site. Thanks, he says, to the European action plan… which has “diversified its energy supplies, found gas and oil elsewhere and reorganized the production chains”.

In fact, as Planet has already been able to write, the rise in inflation is estimated at more than 6% over one year between July 2021 and July 2022. This could lead to a significant drop in the power of purchases for French men and women; and especially retirees who do not have (or little) the means to increase their income. What the executive did not fail to note, which submitted to parliamentarians a bill now adopted concerning purchasing power. Among the measures decided on is a certain revaluation of pensions…

All in all, the successive revaluations of retirement pensions will therefore reach 5.1% by the end of the year (4% in September and 1.1% in January). This is less than inflation in July, which should continue to increase in the coming months according to Bercy. In order not to let retirees lose quality of life, some deputies defended the amendment tabled Charles de Courson, deputy of the group Libertés, independents, Overseas and territory, recalls Capital. It was also adopted and provided for a third increase in pensions, up to 500 million euros in funding. This was then canceled with the help of a counter-amendment. It was then that Bruno Le Maire first mentioned another revaluation of retirement pensions. This is scheduled for January 2023. Potentially…

Every year, in theory, retirement pensions are revalued. In any case, this is what the Social Security Code provides. The increase will be calculated according to the average price index between November 2020 and October 2021 as well as that observed between November 2021 and October 2022, which is bad news for pensioners: inflation was much lower at that time. that time.

Aware of this problem and pushed more or less against the wall by the battle for amendments that took place in the heart of the Palais Bourbon, the Minister of the Economy announced a new revaluation in January. He even promised it, informs La Dépêche… not without remaining voluntarily vague for the moment.

It is clear that the defector from the right remains quite discreet on the precise terms of the revaluation. On Twitter, where he first spoke, he detailed the government’s intentions. “We fully protect our pensioners against inflation. Retirement pensions are increased by 5.1% in 2022: 1.1% in January and 4% since July”, he first recalled. Before committing, on the condition of an increase in inflation, to a new revaluation. A statement since repeated.

At this time, however, it is simply not possible to give an amount, Capital tranche. It is still too early. Even if some deputies are already taking out their calculator…