Government to pay full annual pension bonus in 2022
Payments will be made to 2.5 million eligible recipients such as pensioners and others receiving pension-type benefits, Novak said.
The government reintroduced the first “week” of the annual pension bonus — equivalent to a full month’s pension — in 2021 and had planned to add the second week to the bonus in 2022.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said early in October: “We can certainly return two weeks [of the pension bonus] at the beginning of next year. But, if we don’t make any mistakes, and if the government’s growth-driving economic policy is successful in the coming three months, … then I see a chance early next year to return not just two weeks, but a full month of the pension bonus sometime around early February.”