Last updated: 30/1/2024

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population group
Children, Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

A monetary aid to enable a person to increase the income to meet their living needs, to outfit or furnish their housing or, if the beneficiary has a disability, to protect them from social exclusion.

References
Law No. (7) of 2012 Concerning Financial Social Benefits in the Emirate of Dubai. Available at : https://dlp.dubai.gov.ae/Legislation%20Reference/2012/Law%20No.%20(7)%20of%202012.pdf. Accessed on 24 January 2024.
Programme components
i. Financial support to furnish a house ii. Tuition benefit for children with disabilities iii. Electricity supply
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.
Start date
 

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.
Targeted areas
Dubai
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.
Target groups
i. UAE nationals living in Dubai; low-income earners; includes divorced and single women and widows ii. Low-income families living in Dubai who have children with disabilities; includes divorced and single women and widows living with child with disabilities iii. UAE nationals whose new homes were built on land granted by the government in the Emirate iv. Any other group for which the Director-General or the Community Development Authority issues a decision
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.
Eligibility criteria
i. Residence in Dubai and low financial status (proved by documents) ii. Children with disabilities (approved medical report); low financial status (proved by documents); benefit can be claimed for up to five children per academic year iii. Household income does not exceed AED40,000 
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash, tution fees
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.
Amount of benefits
Up to AED50,000
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
One-off payment
References
Government of Dubai. 2017. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 April 2017. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/InKindAssistance.aspx >.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Lump sum in cash
References
Government of Dubai. “Social Services: One-time Benefits.” Government of Dubai Community Development Authority website. Accessed 27 January 2024. <https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/socialcare/SocialBenefits/Pages/emergencybenefit.aspx>.
Legal Framework
Law No. (7) of 2012 Concerning Financial Social Benefits in the Emirate of Dubai
References
Law No. (7) of 2012 Concerning Financial Social Benefits in the Emirate of Dubai. Available at : https://dlp.dubai.gov.ae/Legislation%20Reference/2012/Law%20No.%20(7)%20of%202012.pdf. Accessed on 24 January 2024.