Employer president against basic pension without means test | TIME ONLINE

Employer President Ingo Kramer rejects the words of Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) proposed basic pension without examination of neediness. "The coalition should take distance from a ground rent, if the need is not to be examined," said Kramer the newspapers of the Funke media group. It could not be that someone "who, for example, has made an inheritance or whose spouse is well cared for, should receive the basic pension of the solidarity community".

The President of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) warned against basic security and pension to mix. The pension depends on what someone has paid. The basic security, on the other hand, serves to cover the subsistence level in the event that the pension is insufficient.

Union faction leader fears "new injustices"

Resistance to the concept without means test comes again from the Union. The New Osnabrück newspaper said faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus, the Union rejects a support after the watering can principle: "That would be
not only very expensive, but would create new injustices. "The Union wanted to help precisely the people who worked hard
would have to get along with the basic security in the end. "We want
 Make sure that people do not even out of their own
they have to move out of the house they have used and struggled to save their own
 Get benefits, "said Brinkhaus.

But he was also confident that the coalition partners will find a solution to the project: "I'm optimistic that we can get something done."

Union and SPD had agreed to introduce a basic pension in the coalition agreement. It is intended for people who have paid many years in the pension fund, as low-income earners but still have low pension rights. In the coalition agreement is actually intended to review the neediness of those affected before paying. labor Minister Salvation but wants to do without this review. His plan provides for automatic pension supplements for low earners who have paid contributions for at least 35 years. Also part-time work, childcare and nursing times count. Who then has less than 896 euros pension, would get up to 447 euros per month as a surcharge. This can cost around five billion euros a year.