The General Pension and Social Security Authority confirmed that the Federal Pension Law is replete with many added values that characterize the insurance benefits that women enjoy in the Federal Pensions Law in appreciation of their role in serving their family and society. Hind Al Suwaidi, Director of the Entitlements Unit, explained a number of these advantages:
A woman may purchase (10) nominal years to improve the pension rate upon retirement, as this period gives her an opportunity to improve her pension by (20%),
The law creates an additional share for the daughter, sister or mother if any of them are widowed or divorced, and they do not have another salary or pension. , indicating that this share may also be created for the son or brother if either of them became unable to earn after the death of the pensioner and they did not have another salary or pension.
The law permits a widow the right to combine her pension with her share of her husband’s pension, or between her salary from work and her share of his pension.
The Pensions Law equalizes between males and females when distributing the pension to the beneficiaries, since the pension is not considered a legitimate inheritance, so it established the right of the girl to obtain a share equal to the share of her brother.
The boy’s share is suspended upon reaching the age of (21) or (28) years if he continues to study, while the girl remains in the pension without interrupting her share due to age as long as she fulfills other eligibility conditions.
The law guarantees the right of equality between the sexes in distributing the pension to the beneficiaries, whether the deceased is male or female, noting that the pension of the insured woman is granted to the beneficiaries of her heirs if they meet the eligibility conditions similar to that of a man.