Marked by the debate on pension reform, the start of the year saw the fulfillment of electoral promises made by Emmanuel Macron and his government. On January 1, 2023, basic pensions were increased by 0.8% with no less than 14 million seniors affected. At the heart of this busy schedule, the Prime Minister, in turn, spoke about the changes that will impact the amount of your pension in 2023.

After two increases in 2022, one of 1.1% in January, then a second of 4% in July, the basic pension will again see its amount rise according to the consumer price index. Faced with record inflation, this increase comes within the framework of the Social Security finance law for 2023. Former employees of the private sector, pensioners dependent on special schemes, as well as the self-employed and former civil servants thus benefit from this expected revaluation.

This increase in basic pensions also applies to beneficiaries of the pension under their own right, to survivors’ pensions, to the solidarity allowance for the elderly, but also to the supplementary disability allowance. This increase will be paid according to the affiliation funds, within deadlines ranging from January 2 to February 9. As L’Internaute points out, the government intends, in fact, to “index pensions to inflation”, one of the major challenges of this new five-year term.

Received on France Info, Tuesday January 3, Elisabeth Borne spoke at length on the pension reform, which must be presented on January 10. The question of the minimum pension, also called “minimum contributory” was thus raised while the Prime Minister recalled that the main concerned will be “the working people who will have to work a little longer”.

According to his observations, the retirement pensions of former private sector employees will thus be able to reach 85% of the net minimum wage (including additional) per month. A sum which today amounts to around 1200 euros net per month. As La Dépêche reports, Elisabeth Borne does not exclude the possibility of “a debate” around the extension of this measure to people who are already retired.

According to the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, the assets will be, in priority, concerned by this measure. For the moment, all current retirees, i.e. six million French people, will not have access to this revaluation of their pension. A statement that contradicts the words of Emmanuel Macron, a few weeks before his re-election, and his wish to extend this minimum pension to future or already existing retirees.

At present, only new retirees with a full career up to the age of 64 or 65 will be able to benefit from this revaluation. Elisabeth Borne has already mentioned future debates around this project, in particular during the exchanges planned at the National Assembly. It remains to be seen whether these discussions will bring the expected upgrade for current retirees in future government announcements.