In a comment to the Prime agency, lawyer, head of the law firm AVG Legal Alexei Gavrishev recalled that additional payments will be made at the regional level.

Pensioners, depending on their place of residence, will be able to receive either gifts or an increase in their pension.

Special benefits are available for Russians over 70 years of age.

“It happens that elderly people are paid different amounts.

For example, everyone gets 5,000 rubles, and pensioners over 70 - 15,000. There are payments less - 500 rubles.

It all depends on the well-being of the region, ”the expert explained.

He also noted that from October 1, the salaries of servicemen in military positions and ranks will be increased by 3.7%.

The increase will also affect military pensions.

“You can get premiums in kind or in cash.

If a person refuses a service, they will add it to his pension in monetary terms, ”said Gavrishev.

If an elderly person wants to change the way they receive services, they must submit an application to the Pension Fund, the MFC or through the State Services portal by October 1.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova named the average annual old-age insurance pension in 2022.