Tue, Nov 13, 2012 - Page 3 News List

Pressure mounts on pension plans

By Huang Wei-chu,Shih Hsiu-chuanand Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Chen proposed only retirees, or the family of deceased retirees with a monthly pension of NT$20,000 or less — and families of retirees killed, injured or disabled in combat or on military exercises — should be eligible for the year-end benefits which would be handed out ahead of Lunar New Year. This would slash the budget to about 5 percent its original size and would cut the number of recipients to 40,000.

DPP Legislator Pan Men-an (潘孟安) yesterday asked why Chen did not have the backing of a government-initiated amendment adding that between 2001 and this year the Executive Yuan has sent six budget amendments to the legislature.

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