Abu Dhabi (WAM)
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, directed the restructuring of the “Social Support Program for Low Income” to become an integrated program with an amount of 28 billion dirhams… to raise the annual social support allocation from 2.7 billion to 5 billion dirhams, starting from The leadership’s keenness to provide decent livelihoods for the people of the country with limited incomes in all parts of the country.
The directive of His Highness the President of the State to provide this support – through the comprehensive social program that raises the budget from 14 billion dirhams to 28 billion dirhams – embodies His Highness’s keenness to provide various means of support to national families and citizens with limited income, in order to enhance family stability and in line with the community welfare system And the quality of life that the UAE is keen to establish and consolidate its foundations for its citizens.
The support program, through the Ministry of Community Development, covers various basic axes for national families with limited income, including the head of the family’s allowance, the wife’s allowance, the children’s allowance, financial support for housing, and basic needs such as food, water, electricity and fuel, in addition to temporary financial support for unemployed citizens. Job seekers, and unemployed citizens over the age of 45.
In detail, the support program introduced four new allocations: the housing allowance, the university education allowance, the allowance for unemployed citizens over the age of 45, and the allowance for the unemployed person looking for work.
The four allocations aim to enable low-income Emirati families to obtain adequate housing, encourage outstanding children to enroll in university, and support elderly citizens.
The new program includes a provision for housing ranging between 1,500 dirhams per month, and 2,500 dirhams per month in the case of independent housing until the family obtains government housing. Applicants who live with parents or any other family are entitled to 60% of these amounts, and this provision does not apply to those who obtain Any other form of government housing benefit, or they own a house registered in their name, and this benefit stops when they get government housing.
Custom college education
Among the new allocations included in the social support program for the family, is the “University Education Allowance” for outstanding students, which embodies the state’s interest and encouragement for children to enroll in university education. /. The allowance also includes regular students in diploma and university education programs according to the allowances of children for each family / between 2,400 and 800 dirhams / with a maximum age of 25 years for the male / female student.
Dedicated to unemployed citizens over the age of 45
It is one of the new financial subsidies within the social support program, where a fixed subsidy is granted starting from 2000 to 5000 dirhams per month according to age for unemployed citizens, in addition to other allowances and allowances in the event that the unemployed person is the head of a citizen family.
Dedicated to the unemployed researcher
This allowance extends for 6 months, and amounts to 5000 dirhams per month for each beneficiary, regardless of his age. This allowance aims to financially empower the unemployed during the period of their search for a job.
Bonuses that have been increased
The social support program was keen to increase the allowances allocated to all family members, including the three current allowances: the allowance for the head of the family, the allowance for the wife, and the allowance for children. This step stems from the great importance that the Emirati leadership attaches to the family as the main pillar for building a cohesive and cohesive society.
– The allowance of the head of the family.. It increases according to experience and years of work..
This bonus has been increased to start from 5,000 dirhams per month and then increase at a rate of 2,000 dirhams per month for every 10 years of work experience until it reaches 13,000 thousand dirhams. So that the head of the family in the age group of 21-30 years will receive an amount of 5000 dirhams per month, and the allowance for the age group from 30-40 years will be increased to reach 7000 dirhams, and the age group from 40-50 years will be 9,000 dirhams, and the age group from 50-60 years 11 One thousand dirhams, up to the age group of those over 60 years old, which amounts to 13 thousand dirhams per month. and give
This allowance is from the age of 30 and above, and the calculation of working years starts from the age of 21.
The new “social support program” includes raising the wife’s allowance to 3,500 dirhams, with the aim of raising the social support that low-income national families receive.
The “social support program” includes increasing the children’s allowance to 2,400 dirhams per month for the first son, 1,600 dirhams per month for the second and third son, and 800 dirhams for the fourth son or more, to be spent until the age of 21 years. This allowance applies to all cases, including the employee, the unemployed, and the job seeker.. that is, if the national head of the family has four children, he is entitled in this case to 6400 dirhams per month as a children’s allowance.
The program includes three types of allowances, which are food subsidies, electricity and water allowances, and fuel allowances.
Food subsidy bonus
Stemming from the keenness of the UAE government to support its citizens, especially those with low incomes, the government bears 75% of the inflation of food prices, as part of its commitment to providing the necessary assistance to Emirati families to enable them to meet their living requirements and provide them with a decent life.
Electricity and water subsidy premium of 50%
The support falls within the government’s strategy aimed at helping people with low incomes in various aspects of living, especially the basic ones. In these cases, the social support program provides a 50% monthly subsidy for electricity consumption less than 4000 kilowatts, and a 50% monthly water subsidy for water consumption less than 26 A thousand gallons.
fuel subsidy premium
The program provides this type of support to reduce the impact of fluctuations in fuel prices globally and out of the state’s keenness to provide the basic needs of citizens with low incomes. The program provides a monthly subsidy of 85% of the fuel price increase of 2.1 dirhams per liter. The married head of the family receives a monthly subsidy of 300 liters, while the working wife receives a subsidy of an additional 200 liters. Or the head of the family receives a subsidy for 400 liters if the wife does not have a subsidy.
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