(ANSA) - BELGRADE, SEPTEMBER 4 - Croatia is considering the introduction of a 'national pension' allowance from 2021, local media reported. Currently, only Croatians older than 65 that worked for a minimum of 15 years are eligible for pension. However, the Croatian Labour Ministry is considering to allow any person over-65 to receive a state pension, the regional television N1 reported. Discussions are ongoing on the application of a income or property census for potential beneficiaries and on the minimum age to be eligible, 65 or 67-years-old. The legislation is expected to be developed next year and payments are to start in 2021, Croatian media reported. Potential beneficiaries are between 40,000 and 85,000 people over-65 with no income. (ANSA).

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