While the examination of the text of the pension reform began in the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly on Monday, January 30, the deputies of the Renaissance party tabled several amendments asking to change the pace of the reform, because they consider the changes made far too abrupt.
Indeed, some generations born after 1960 could see their contribution period extend from 3 to 9 months. The generation born from September 1 to December 31, 1961 will be the first to be affected. According to the various amendments, it would be possible to reduce as far as possible the extension of retirement for several generations. Also, the reform aimed at making pensions as universal as possible, early departures are also questioned or rejected even in the case of long careers.
Currently, you can apply for early retirement if you started working before age 20 or before age 16 and have a minimum number of quarterly contributions. Without the future reform, today, if you were born in 1961, 1962 or 1963, you could retire at age 58 having worked 44 years (176 quarters of contributions).
With the new pension reform, those who started working between the ages of 16 and 18 will be able to leave at 60.
As Capital explains to us, seventeen Renaissance deputies want to open up the possibility of retiring before the legal age when the number of validated quarters is greater than 172 quarters, or 43 years. In detail, 45 years of contribution would make it possible to leave at 63 years old and 47 years, at 62 years old.
Also, the deputies work to preserve the progressive retirement which makes it possible to decrease its activity while starting to perceive a part of the pension. Today, you can use this possibility from the age of 60. The reform plans to raise this age limit to 62 years.
If these points were heard, some generations might fare better than others.