Russia has not transferred money for pensions. Several thousand people without benefits

– On the basis of an agreement between Estonia and Russia, the Estonian Social Insurance Institution (SKA) pays Russian pensions to eligible residents after receiving adequate funds from the Russian side, explained Kati Kumnik, head of the SKA benefits department.

According to our information, Russia tried to make the payment twice, but ultimately failed Kumnik added.

Over 4,000 people without benefits

In the third quarter of 2022, Russian pensions should be paid to 4,061 Estonian residents, reports the ERR portal. 83 percent the persons entitled to this benefit also receive an Estonian old-age pension, on average they receive a total of EUR 519 per month. 17 percent people who only receive the Russian benefit receive an average of 79 euros per month.

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