Monday, December 10, 2018

Reform to benefits for Emiratis able to work in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s government is set to introduce new income-based benefits for its citizens next year. However, under this system, financial support for the unemployed will be linked to job-seeking and ensuring those who are able, take up employment. Benefits will be given to those who can prove they are unable to work, a top government official has said.

The Department of Community Development will be creating a safety net for Emiratis in Abu Dhabi with limited income. The safety net is part of several initiatives announced by the Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council to drive the society pillar of the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerator Programme 'Ghadan 21'. The department also announced 85 initiatives that cover a wide range of... Read More