Last updated: 30/1/2024

Basic Information

Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Emergency Benefit is disbursed if an emergency situation results in a threat to the beneficiary’s financial stability

References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https:// www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.
Start date
 

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https:// www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.
Targeted areas
Dubai
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https:// www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.
Target groups
UAE nationals in need, includes divorced women, widows and their dependent children
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https:// www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.
Eligibility criteria
Permanently residing in the Emirate of Dubai. The family's average monthly income falls short of the poverty line. • A family of one person is below AED 10,700. • For families with more than two members, the minimum monthly additional income is increased by AED 1,000 for each additional member.
References
Government of Dubai. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 30 January 2024. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash (lump sum or instalments)
Amount of benefits
Up to AED25,000
References
Government of the UAE. 2017. “Social Welfare Programmes.” Government of the United Arab Emirates website. Accessed 22 September 2017. <https://government.ae/en/information-and-services/social-affairs/social-welfare-programmes>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Ad hoc (in emergencies)
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Registration through a service request and text message Direct transfer to the beneficiary’s bank account
Benefit recipients
Government of Dubai. “Social Services: Emergency Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 30 January 2024. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.