Deputy Social Policy Minister Mykola Shambir said this at a briefing on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"According to the Pension Fund, for seven months UAH 83.8 billion was paid to the Pension Fund through the social security tax payment, which exceeded the planned funds by UAH 11.5 billion. We plan to use these funds to increase pensions," Shambir said.
He recalled that in January of 2017 the minimum wage was raised to UAH 3,200.
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