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Retired and happy
August 7, 2017   
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A great majority of 331,000 people who will become entitled to a pension this October thanks to the retirement age lowering will retire immediately, the daily Rzeczpospolita forecasts.
Of the 240,000 people who have met with a pension advisor at the social insurance board ZUS since the beginning of July, 160,000 asked for an estimate of their pension benefit if collected as of October 1, the daily reports.
Only high-income earners declare they will keep on working beyond the retirement age. Low-income earners seem unimpressed by a potential 8% gain for a year of extra work.
The government had considered incentives to retain people at work, but no steps were taken in the end.
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