since the reform, more early departures for “long careers”

At the end of 2023, 30% of new pensioners affected by the reform left before the legal age thanks to the system adjusted for long service, compared with 20% at the end of 2022, according to the National Old Age Insurance Fund.

Six months after the pension reform came into effect, 145,000 new eligible retirees have processed their files and 30% have experienced early retirement for long careers, a rising proportion, according to old age insurance figures cited on Wednesday. Echoes. The pension reform, criticized for its main measure gradually raising the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, also introduced “new rights” for certain workers, particularly those who started their careers young. Before the reform, starting a career before the age of 20 could enable an early retirement of two years, and entering the working life before the age of 16 gave the right to an early retirement of four years.

This system was “adjusted” with two new age limits: those who started working between the ages of 20 and 21 will be able to leave a year earlier, at the age of 63; those who started before the age of 20 will be able to retire two years earlier, at the age of 62, and those who started before the age of 18 will be able to exercise the right to retire four years earlier, at the age of 60. Finally, those who started before the age of 16 will be able to stop working at 58.

Several hundred beneficiaries of the new “work-pension combination” rules.

At the end of 2023, 30% of new pensioners affected by the reform left before the legal age thanks to the system, compared to 20% at the end of 2022, according to the National Fund for Old Age Insurance, as cited by Les Echos. So far, that share has reached a maximum of 25 percent for policyholders born from 1955 to 1957, Cnav said. This share will “further increase”, Cnav director Renaud Villard assured. According to him, these first data “seem to confirm” the government's forecasts, according to which 40% of French people may be affected, including people with disabilities or those who have been declared incompetent.

Cnav has also registered “several hundred files” of people who will benefit from the new “combination of employment and pension” rules which will allow them to gain new rights and recalculate their pension by working again. For the concrete application of the reform, “the risk of an industrial accident is excluded” and the fund has “crossed the halfway mark”, even if part of the new rules need to be implemented, according to Renaud Villard.

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