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Retirement insurance of military servants

System of retirement insurance of military servants has been changed since January 2016. Now, a military servant who at the moment of retirement has 25 years or more of military service or general work experience 25 or more years, 12 years and 6 months of which were continuous military service, receives full retirement benefits from the state budget. The special commission of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan recalculates the retirement payments for long service assigned before January 1, 2016 in an incomplete volume taking into account their completion to full volume, subject to the return of 50% of the savings available to individual retirement accounts. 

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Appointment of pension payments for long service

1. Employees of special state and law enforcement agencies, state dispatch service: 

  • those who have long service in military service, service in special state and law enforcement agencies, state dispatch service for at least twenty-five years and have reached the age limit specified in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the service upon dismissal from service;
  • those who have long service in military service, service in special state and law enforcement bodies, state dispatch service for at least twenty-five years, dismissed for staff reduction or own will, or state of health;
  • having twenty-five or more years of total work experience, at least twelve years and six months of which are continuous military service, service in special state and law enforcement agencies, state dispatch service, and dismissed upon reaching the age limit specified in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan for military service, service in special state and law enforcement agencies, state dispatch service either on staff reduction or state of health. 

2. Persons whose rights to have special ranks, class ranks and wearing uniforms are abolished from January 1, 2012: 

  • those who have long service in military service, service in special state and law enforcement bodies, state dispatch service for at least twenty-five years and have reached the age corresponding to the age limit for the law enforcement service in accordance with a fixed special rank, the class rank at the time of abolition of the right to have special ranks and class ranks, as well as wearing uniforms;
  • those who have merits in military service, service in special state and law enforcement agencies, state dispatch service for at least twenty-five years, dismissed for staff reduction or their own will, or inconsistency of the position held or work performed due to a state of health that prevents the continuation of work;
  • those having twenty-five or more years of total work experience, at least twelve years and six months of which are continuous military service, service in special state and law enforcement agencies, state dispatch service, and dismissed for staff reduction or inadequate employment or work due to the state of health that prevents continuation of work, or reached the age corresponding to the age limit in the law enforcement service on the fixed special rank, class rank at the time of abolition of the right to have special ranks and class ranks, as well as wearing uniforms. 

3. Persons from the number of military servants, employees of the internal affairs bodies of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States with period of service less than twenty five years, who have reached the age limit for service on the day of dismissal, or who have been dismissed for staff reduction, who came to the Republic of Kazakhstan for permanent residence from the member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States, who in accordance with the legislation of these states were assigned to receive retirement payments for long-term service.

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Maximum monthly pension payments

According to the changes, in the pension legislation, the maximum amount of monthly pension payments for long-term service to specified persons cannot exceed 65 percent of the monetary content and 109-fold size of the monthly calculated index established by the law on the republican budget.

Note: the amount of monetary maintenance includes official salary, salary (co-payment) for military (special) rank, class rank, established qualification class.

Changes do not affect active military pensioners, to whom the pension is calculated in full – they continue to receive the established pension payments.

At the dismissal from the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan without the right to pension payments for long service, a former soldier as a civilian can apply for retirement benefits on a general basis in accordance with the law. The person to whom no pension payments have been assigned is entitled to receive these funds from own account upon reaching the retirement age established by the legislation.

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