The president of the state orders to restructure the program to support low-income people and increase the budget from 14 billion dirhams to 28 billion dirhams

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the state, “may God protect him”, led the restructuring of the “Social Support Program for Low Income” to become an integrated program worth 28 billion dirhams. .. increase the annual social aid allocation from 2.7 billion to 5 billion dirhams… The will of the leaders to provide decent livelihoods in all parts of the country for the people of the country with limited incomes.

The directive of His Highness the President of the State to provide this support – through the comprehensive social program – embodies His Highness’ willingness to provide national families and low-income citizens with various means to enhance family stability and in accordance with the system of community welfare and quality of life that the UAE is eager to lay its foundations and consolidate its components for its citizens.

The support program through the Ministry of Community Development covers several basic axes for national low-income families, including family allowance, spouse allowance, child support, financial support for housing and basic necessities such as food, water, electricity and fuel, in addition to temporary financial support for the unemployed citizens and researchers at work, and unemployed citizens over the age of 45.

New allotments.

In detail, the support program has resulted in four new allocations: housing allowance, university education allowance, unemployed citizens over 45 years of age and unemployed job seeker. The four allocations are designed to enable low-income Emirati families to receive adequate housing, encourage outstanding children to enroll in college, and support older citizens.

Housing allowance.

The new program includes 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 has been granted housing by the government. Applicants who live with their parents or another family are entitled to 60% of these amounts, and this provision does not apply to those who receive any other form of housing benefit from the government, or own a home in their name , and this benefit stops when they get government housing.

University education allowance.

One of the new allocations in the family social support program is the “university education grant” for outstanding students, which embodies the interest of the state and encourages its children to enroll in university education, whereby the value of the allowance 3,200 dirhams per month is for outstanding high school students enrolled in university studies (as per Education and Resources Council requirements). humanity).
The allowance also includes regular students in diploma and university education programs according to the child benefits for each family (between 2,400 and 800 dirhams) and with a maximum age of 25 years for the student.


Dedicated to unemployed citizens over 45 years of age.

It is one of the new financial grants within the Social Support Program where a fixed grant is awarded from 2000 to 5000 dirhams per month, by age, for unemployed citizens, among other allowances and allowances in case the unemployed person is the head of a civilian family.

Dedicated to the unemployed looking for work.

This benefit is valid for a period of 6 months and amounts to 5000 dirhams per month for each beneficiary regardless of age. This benefit aims to make the unemployed financially stronger in their job search.

– Bonuses increased.

The social support program is keen to increase the allowances for all family members, including the three current allowances: the head of household allowance, the wife’s allowance and the children’s allowance.

This step stems from the great importance that the leaders of the Emirates attach to the family as the main pillar for building a close and cohesive society.

– The allowance of the head of household.. It increases according to experience and number of years of work..

This bonus has been increased to start with 5,000 dirhams per month and then increase by 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 household in the age group of 21-30 years receives an amount of 5000 dirhams per month, and the benefit for the age group of 30-40 years is increased to 7000 dirhams, and the age group of 40 -50 years is 9,000 dirhams, and the age group of 50-50 years 11 Thousand dirhams, to the age group of people over 60 years, which amounts to 13 thousand dirhams per month. This allowance is granted from the age of 30 and older and the calculation of the working years starts from the age of 21.

Wife allowance.

The new “social support program” includes raising the woman’s allowance to 3,500 dirhams, with the aim of increasing the social support received by low-income national families.

Child benefits.

The “social support program” includes an increase in child benefit to 2400 dirhams per month for the first son, 1600 dirhams per month for the second and third son and 800 dirhams for the fourth son or more, provided it is spent up to at the age of 21 years. This allowance applies to all cases, including the employee, the unemployed and the jobseeker. That is, if the national head of household has four children, in this case he is entitled to 6400 dirhams per month as child benefits.

– Inflation surcharges.

The program includes three types of bonuses: food subsidy, electricity and water and fuel.

Surcharge for dietary supplements.
Based on the willingness of the UAE government to support its citizens, especially those with low incomes, the government is contributing 75% of the food price inflation inflation within this initiative, as a commitment to give the Emirati families the provide necessary assistance to enable them to support themselves. and to provide them with a dignified life.

Subsidy premium for electricity and water of 50%.

This support is part of the government’s strategy to help low-income people in various aspects of life, especially the basics. In these cases, the social support program offers a 50% monthly subsidy for electricity consumption. of less than 4,000 kilowatts, and a 50% monthly water subsidy for water consumption of less than 4,000 kilowatts 26 thousand gallons.

Premium fuel surcharge.
The program provides this type of support to mitigate the impact of fuel price fluctuations worldwide and out of the will of the state to meet the basic needs of low-income citizens. The married head of the family receives a monthly subsidy of 300 liters, the working woman an extra 200 liters. Or the head of the household receives a subsidy of 400 liters if the woman has no living expenses.

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