Decree-Law 10/2016, of March 8th
Decree-Law 10/2016 puts back, from 9 March 2016, the transitional scheme related to the access to the early old-age pension for the necessary period to reassess the scheme of age flexibility, for the beneficiaries who meet the following requirements: (i) Sixty years old or more and (ii) forty years of contributions. This Decree-Law also sets out the beneficiary’s right to a prior hearing.
Decree-Law 10/2016 amends:
- Decree-Law 187/2007, of 10 May 10th, that has already been amended by Law 64-A/2008, of December 31st, by Decree-Law 167-E/2013, of December 31st and Decree-Law 8/2015, of January 14th, that approves the protection scheme in case of invalidity and old age of the General Social Security Regime;
- Decree-Law 8/2015, of January 14th, that establishes the conditions prevailing in the recognition of the right to the early old-age pension under the scheme of age flexibility.
Decree-Law 10/2016 establishes that the right to the early old-age pension under the regime of age flexibility is granted to the beneficiaries, aged 55 or older and under 60 years and with 30 or more years with relevant remuneration records, who have submitted the application until 9 March 2016, even if the beginning of the pension has been delayed by law.