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20% pension increase for non-affiliated retirees in UAE

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Emirates   A total of 342 civilian retirees are set to benefit

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered an increase in the pensions of retired local civilians in Dubai who are not affiliated to the General Pension and Social Security Authority.

This also applies to those pensions are paid by the Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

A total of 342 civilian retirees are set to benefit from the increase with retroactive effect from January 2016.

As per the Resolution, retired local civilians and their beneficiaries who receive pensions from the Dubai Government will receive a 20% increase in their pension.

Following the increase, the minimum pension will be AED10,000 per month. he 342 retirees are not covered by the insurance coverage of the General Pension and Social Security Authority in Dubai. He added that retirees whose pension is higher than AED10,000 per month will also receive the 20% increase.

The Dubai Government Human Resources Department will be in charge of all legal, financial and administrative procedures required to implement this Resolution.

There will be separate allocations in the Department’s budget for the pension increase as per the regulations which specify the pension payment mechanism for beneficiaries. ■

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