Changes in retirement age
As of October 1, the following retirement age regulations have come into force: 60 years for women and 65 years for men. This means returning to the pre-reform state of 2012, which introduced a gradual increase in the retirement age to 67 years of age regardless of gender.
In the last quarter of this year, about 331 thousand retirees are expected to retire. However, according to statistical surveys, 54% of surveyed Poles after reaching retirement age declare their stay in the labor market. The main reasons for this are: get higher retirement benefits and love to work in the future.
At present, the average benefit is about 1,780 PLN, which many times does not meet the needs of the elderly. Their stay in the labor market can be a good alternative for employers who often need skilled staff.