Minimum pension increased to Dh17,500 in Sharjah

Sharjah: The minimum retirement pension for Sharjah government pensioners will be raised to Dh17,500, instead of Dh12,000 as of January 1, 2018, it was announced on Sunday.

While meeting with Board of Directors of Sharjah Social Security Fund at the Ruler’s office, His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued instructions to increase the retirement salaries of Sharjah government pensioners to Dh17,500 to ensure decent living standards for them.

More than 660 pensioners will benefit from Dr Shaikh Sultan’s decision and Dh36 million is allocated for this purpose.

Dr Shaikh Sultan stressed his personal commitment and keenness to maintain the stability of the UAE society in all cities and regions. This is to be achieved by working to ease the burden of Emiratis and their families by launching several initiatives that serve various segments and categories of society.

The move comes as part of the emirate’s strategy, which is based on accurate scientific statistics to support various groups, especially those who need support and those who have made sincere efforts to work in various areas of the Emirate.

“Segments that need support represent a large portion of the community. They deserve the initiatives that we provide to them, and to keep checking on them to reassure about their condition. Therefore, the setting up of specialised institutions in the Emirate is to take care of them and their children’s future and to follow up on all cases”, Dr Shaikh Sultan said.


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