Committee on Health and Social Issues Supports Public Defender’s Legislative Proposal
On December 19, 2017, the Parliament’s Committee on Health and Social Affairs discussed the legislative proposal of the Public Defender of Georgia of 3 November 2017 concerning amendments to the Law on State Pension. The proposal was presented to the Committee by Medea Turashvili,Senior Advisor to the Public Defender on Human Rights Issues in the Conflict-affected Regions.
The legislative proposal envisages amendments to the law so that people employed in the public sector and living in the occupied territories have the opportunity to receive state pension in an uninterrupted manner.
The Committee considered the proposal of the Public Defender and concluded that full reception of payments and pensions by people living and working in the occupied territories would ease their hard economic situation, which would be a great support from the state. The Committee on Health and Social Affairs decided to further work on the issue.