The state Duma supported the draft deferment of payments on debt for pensioners

The state Duma at plenary session on Wednesday adopted in the first reading a bill to postpone the debt payments for pensioners and business.

The authors of the initiative were made by the representatives of "United Russia" - Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Andrey Turchak, head of the faction United Russia in the state Duma Sergey Neverov and the head of the state Duma Committee on information policy Alexander Khinshtein.

Under the bill, the pensioners receiving old-age pensions, disability pensions or survivor benefits in the amount of less than two minimum wages and have no other sources of income, can receive a deferment on the loan agreements within the limits of 1 million rubles. As noted, such a delay may be granted only once and for a period of not more than two years.

In addition, the authors propose for the business of the most affected industries annual installments of debt collection for taxes, fees, insurance premiums or the loan agreement, if the debt does not exceed 15 million rubles.