February 5 According to South Korea’s Central Daily, a few days ago, the news that Zhao Dou chun, the prototype criminal of the South Korean film Suyuan, passed the basic living security qualification examination, caused dissatisfaction among the public, especially many of South Korea’s more than 600,000 national meritorious personnel who could not receive basic pensions said that they were hit. .
They said that “people who have died for the country are not treated as well as criminals”.
According to previous reports, Ansan City, South Korea, has passed the qualification examination of Zhao Dou chun’s basic living security.
Its monthly welfare allowance plus basic pension can receive a total amount of about 1.2 million won.
Zhao Dou chun was sentenced to 12 years in prison in September 2009 on suspicion of kidnapping, raping and injuring primary school students in Anshan, Gyeonggi Province in December 2008. He was released from prison on December 12, 2020.
According to the report, zhao dou chun can receive a basic pension of 300,000 won a month on the basis that the total approved income and property of the elderly over 65 years old can be received 70% of the lower income.
As of 2021, the monthly income level of South Korea with basic pension is less than 1.69 million won for single families and less than 2.7 million won for couples. Anshan City explained, “According to the relevant regulations, zhao dou chun and his wife, who have no income and residential assets, are of course the recipients of basic pensions.
Quan, a 71-year-old veteran of the Korean Vietnam War, lost one ear on the battlefield, but he was not eligible for a basic pension, because he received a reward from the state office.
South Korean state meritorious persons can receive allowances ranging from a minimum of 340,000 won to 8.5 million won based on merit or disability (2021 standard). However, the total amount of the meritorious service allowance is included in the “income approved amount”, while the “income approved amount” determines whether an individual is eligible for a basic pension, so the meritorious service allowance and the basic pension cannot be received repeatedly in practice.
If the total amount of meritorious service allowance is higher due to greater credit or serious disability, it will push up the total approved income. Therefore, the basic pension that meritorious people in these countries can receive is “zero”.
However, some countries with less disability can receive even fewer basic pensions than zhao dou chun.
Choi Jung-ho, a national meritorious person in South Korea, is a level 6 disabled military policeman, receiving a monthly reward of 1.75 million won. Choi Jung-ho received a basic pension of 240,000 won in 2021, 60,000 won less than zhao dou chun.
South Korea originally took this initiative to prevent income reversal caused by repeated receipts, so if the income is higher, part of the basic pension will be deducted.
Cui Zhenghao complained that “it is unreasonable for criminals to get a basic pension, but these veterans who sacrificed for the country can’t get it.”
Previously, a post entitled “Don’t give zhao dou chun a basic living allowance” appeared on the South Korean Qingwatai National Petition website, which said, “zhao dou chun committed unspeakable evil deeds, because he, a family has to suffer incurable pain”, “but, to give 1.2 million won a month to such a person? It’s really unacceptable.
Today, the number of people supporting this petition is as high as 61,000.