Retirement: how much longer will you work according to?

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There is little chance that you will slip through the cracks. Rarely has a measure caused so much ink to flow in five years. Emmanuel Macron’s major pension reform has been discussed since his first term in 2017 but, relegated to the background by the health crisis linked to Covid-19, it is making a comeback this fall.

For the moment, the government is at the time of consultations and negotiations, in a desire to calm down after having posed the threat of a forced passage of the reform. Many points must be discussed with the unions and employers, particularly with regard to long careers or even hardship. Little information has now filtered through on these subjects, but we already know that the Head of State will not back down on an essential point: the age of departure.

As you know, Emmanuel Macron wants to set the latter at 65, thus asking the French to work longer. Invited to France 2 last week, he did not refuse to lower it by one year – at 64 therefore – on condition of extending the contribution period … This option changes a lot of things in the calculations and it is not necessarily advantageous, depending on the age at which you started working.

If the starting age is set at 65, French people born after 1961 will have to work more, between four additional months… and three years. If you are between 50 and 60 years old, you are therefore directly affected by this new retirement age, but do you know exactly how long you will have to work additionally? Find out below, based on your year of birth.