The pension bonus will be cancelled in January for those who do not meet the new conditions. It is given as financial support to people who want to continue their career. This information is set out in a federal government bill. According to the PTB, this will mean the pensioned workers affected will lose up to 187.2 euros a month.
The system of pension bonuses was put in place to help sustain people at the end of their career.
The current rules will remain in place for those who were preparing to receive a pension bonus before the 31st of December 2014, the government bill states.