Residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earning less than AED25,000 (PhP378,800) per month can apply for an allowance from the government for the expenses like crude oil, food, electricity bill, and other expenditures.
The initiative was according to the mandate of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan due to the rising inflation rate. He increased the budget for the Social Support Program to provide better living conditions to low-income families.
According to reports, the previous budget of the program is AED14B but it will be doubled to AED28B.
“We will immediately start the implementation of the President’s instructions regarding inflation allowances to ensure applicants benefit from these allowances. The ministry will start receiving applications for inflation allowances for fuel, electricity, and food from citizens with a monthly salary of less than Dh25,000 from tomorrow,” says Minister of Community Development Hessa Bint Essa Buhamaid.
The United Arab Emirates is composed of seven emirates including Abu Dhabi (capital), Sharjah, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah.