The issue of the meager pensions of retirees in the Kingdom has once again returned to the forefront of political debate, with voices rising calling for the necessity of activating the issue of wage increases, given that they are very meager and not worthy of the dignity of the elderly.
Parliamentary opposition representatives confirmed that there is poverty in the compensation granted to the elderly, given that the maximum retirement does not exceed 4,200 dirhams, demanding that the dignity of this group of society, which suffers in silence, be preserved in light of the high price crisis.
In this regard, Nadia Fattah Al-Alawi, Minister of Economy and Finance, said in her answer to a written question from Idris Al-Santisi, head of the movement team, that the government has worked for years to preserve the dignity of retirees, by raising the level of the minimum pension.
Al-Alawi confirmed in her response to the opposition that, thanks to government measures, pensions today are equivalent to a thousand dirhams per month in the National Social Security Fund, and 1,500 dirhams for the civil and military pension systems, as well as the collective system for granting retirement salaries.
The Minister of Economy added that retirees benefit from partial tax exemption, while benefiting from the increase in pensions since 2022, which the National Social Security Fund disburses by 5%.
Al-Alawi highlighted in her written answer that the government is determined to reform pension funds, while establishing a fair, equitable and sustainable retirement system that has a positive impact on Moroccans’ pensions, while seeking to universalize retirement by the year 2025.