(Pensions; 10-03; p.5)
Beside entrepreneurs and employees with high
incomes there are two groups of persons that are untouched by
the changes: civil servants and MPs as well as members of government.
Civil servants cannot be seen as a homogeneous
group in respect to their salaries or their pensions: there is
quite a span between the four salary classes. All the same, differences
between salaries during work-life are perpetuated in the time
– If MPs are willing to initiate changes for civil servants, remains
to be seen, especially in respect to the fact that they comprise
the biggest occupational group in parliament.
For MPs themselves and members of government,
there are special laws stipulating their pensions: for the former
for the latter the "Bundesministergesetz".
According to the law’s August 2002 version,
Ministers and chancellor have to be at least two years either
minister or parliamentary secretary to be allowed a pension for
that – the latter being a politician, serving as a kind of whip
in the ministries.
The payments depend on their time in office, times as minister
or as minister-president in a federal state government are counted
in as well.
If ministers have been
•at least two years in office, they will get about 15 per
cent of the relevant salary group (B 11) from sixty onwards, i.e.
about 1600 Euro;
•at least three years in office, they will get about 19
per cent of B 11 from fifty-five years onwards, i.e. about 2000
•at least four years in office, they will get about 28 per
cent of B 11 from fifty-five onwards, i.e. about 2900 Euro.
Every further year as minister adds about 2,4
per cent of B 11 up to a limit of 71,75 % of B 11, which is the
equivalent of 18 years in office.
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