Jumat , 20 October 2017, 07:05 WIB

Govt to raise veteran's allowance by 25 percent in 2018

Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Veteran Legion of the Republic of Indonesia (LVRI)
Veteran Legion of the Republic of Indonesia (LVRI)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Government of Indonesia will raise its veterans' allowance by 25 percent that will come into effect from January 2018, President Joko Widodo stated here on Thursday.

"The last time the government had raised the allowance for veterans was in 2014, and it will be increased again by 25 percent in January 2018," President Widodo said in his remarks at a closing event of the 11th Veterans Legion at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta.

President Widodo said he had discussed the plan with Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati and expressed keenness to continue the house renovation program for veterans.

Widodo stated that the government has yet to give due credit to veterans in line with the service they have offered to the nation.

"We have instructed the Ministry of State-owned Companies to continue the renovation program for 765 houses, and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing to provide houses for veterans," he noted.

According to Government Regulation No. 67 of 2014, a class-A veteran receives a monthly allowance of Rp1.6 million, while a class-E veteran received Rp1.4 million per month. Those who have a right to a pension receive 50 percent of the non-pension veterans' allowance.

Sumber : Antara