certain former private sector employees will benefit from a pension enhancement

certain former private sector employees will benefit from a pension enhancement
certain former private sector employees will benefit from a pension enhancement

The removal of the penalty led to a significant increase in pensions for certain Agirc-Arrco retirees. Find out who the beneficiaries of this enhancement are and how it could affect your pension.

The Agirc-Arrco supplementary pension concerns millions of retirees. According to DREES figures, 14 million French people receive a supplementary pension. In 2019, Agirc-Arrco retirees who retired early were penalized with a 10% discount for 3 years, even if they had met all the legal conditions for a full retirement. Following the entry into force of the pension reform, this system was abandoned at the end of 2023. Some private sector retirees have gained from the change. Are you one of them?

Agirc-Arrco supplementary pension: the organization will distribute its earnings

The long-awaited removal of the penalty

In September 2023, following the pension reform, the abolition of the Agirc-Arrco bonus-malus system was voted on by the social partners and managers of Agirc-Arrco. The reduction system, which was intended to encourage future retirees to postpone their departure and work more, was perceived as useless following the entry into force of the pension reform and the increase in the legal retirement age. retired.

Good news for nearly 700,000 retirees

As we reported a few months ago, the removal of the Agirc-Arrco penalty took effect from December 1, 2023 for some retirees, then from April 1, 2024, for the rest of between them. In fact, the organization proceeded in two stages to update the files of its millions of affiliates. The removal of the solidarity coefficient will allow certain seniors to see their supplementary pension increase by around a hundred euros per year.

Agirc-Arrco retirement: who will benefit from the removal of the penalty?

Who will benefit from a pension increase?

Indeed, the end of the penalty will allow Agirc-Arrco to save money and distribute nearly 500 million euros to its pensioners! Employees retiring between 2021 and 2023 at full rate will benefit from an enhancement of their pension. The end of the solidarity coefficient represents a significant bonus on the amount of the retirement pension. In principle, everything depends on the number of points contributed to the plan. Executives contribute more than employees, which gives them numerous advantages. For example, if you receive a pension of 800 euros per month, you will benefit from an increase of 80 euros with the removal of the penalty.

No refund provided

On the other hand, bad news concerns new retirees, who had to wait until April 2024. While waiting for the renewal of the calculation of supplementary pensions, they were still penalized and their pension reduced. Unfortunately, “no reimbursement of penalties paid in recent months or to be paid in this first quarter of 2024 is provided for in the Agirc-Arrco agreement” note MoneyVox. This means that retirees who were subject to the penalty until April 2024, because they were waiting for their file to be updated, will not receive any money in compensation.

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