The parliamentary group questioned the government about the average delay in pensions and social benefits between the date of application, processing and payment in the Algarve region.
The question arose after a conversation between leaders and candidates of the party, including the president, and an old man from Olhão, as part of a campaigning action for the last European.
During the visit to the Olhão Market, Assunção Cristas, MPs Pedro Mota Soares and João Rebelo and MEP Nuno Melo were warned by a local merchant, Victor Jerónimo, who complained "that he has yet to work, of two years for the Social Security response to his request for access to retirement pension, "the party said in a statement.
João Rebelo (head of the list for the Algarve in the next Legislatures), Teresa Caeiro (deputy elected by the Algarve), Filipe Anacoreta Correia, Pedro Mota Soares, António Carlos Monteiro and Vânia Dias da Silva questioned the Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security.
Centrists want to know "what is the average delay by pension and social benefit between the date of delivery of the request, the processing of the deferment of the same and the beginning of its payment" in the region.
The CDS-PP deputies still want to know what measures the government will take to reverse this situation, "considering that what it has done so far has proved to be ineffective", and whether it has taken any action following the Ombudsman's letter these delays. "Or if this was simply ignored," it adds.
Lastly, the CDS-PP deputies want the tutelage to provide parliament with information on average processing times, the number of pending cases and the number of cases with more than 1000 days that have existed since 2010 and broken down by District Security Centers Social.
The party recalls that it has followed up on this situation since 2016, with several questions submitted to the tutelage that have not been answered by the government.
The Ombudsman's office has already confirmed that in the course of 2018, 923 complaints were received on this subject, almost four times more than in 2017, with 45% reporting delays of more than one year.
From the beginning of 2019 until the end of April, 674 complaints concerning delays in the appraisal and decision of pension applications were received in this State agency.