Average retirement pensions is to be raised by €8.21, to €265, as of January next year, the Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday. The decision will affect about 857,000 people.
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The government is also raising poverty relief, maternity and paternity leave benefits and some other payments.

Sodra, the national social insurance fund, has set aside extra €74.1 million for retirement pensions in its 2016 budget. The government budget envisages €11 million for the raise.

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