law no 7 2012 social benefits uae nationals dubai

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Law No. 7 of 2012 -Social Benefits for UAE Nationals in Dubai 

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. 7 of 2012 regarding social benefits for UAE nationals in Dubai.

The law stipulates the establishment of a ‘Social Solidarity Fund’ as part of the organizational structure of the Community Development Authority (CDA) with aims to enhance cooperation among society members and provide social welfare for eligible Emirati families.

Benefits will include continuous financial assistance, emergency and one-time financial assistance, zero-interest easy loans and temporary home rentals.

The Community Development Authority will take the role of prioritizing the implementation of articles of the new law in addition to launching new programs to empower beneficiaries and help them manage their financial resources.

The law is effective from its date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.