Czech Social Security Administration raises alarm over rocketing distrainment orders
The Czech Social Security Administration has highlighted an alarming rise in distrainment orders served on pension payments connected with the worsening economic situation. The number of such orders at the end of October totalled more than 106,000, a sevenfold increase on the total in 2005. Overall, the administration said over 591,000 distrainment orders have been served so far this year. In 2005, the total was just over 247,000. The distrainment caseload has been described as critical by the authority with management setting a target of the middle of next year to sort it out.