Pensioners are also ineligible to apply for Shourak, despite meeting all other eligibility conditions.
It has been emphasised that individuals applying for Shourak based on the date of their employment termination and/or resignation rather than their end-of-service date will not be eligible to benefit from Shourak.
The GPSSA has received numerous inquiries from insured members regarding Shourak, prompting the authority to outline situations in which individuals cannot avail themselves of its benefits. This includes insured individuals who are eligible to receive an end-of-service gratuity for their employment years but are unable to benefit from Shourak due to terminating their employment contract before 1st July 2023.
Pensioners are also ineligible to apply for Shourak, despite meeting all other eligibility conditions, as the primary objective of merging employment years is to support insured individuals. Likewise, individuals who have worked for less than one year are unable to apply for Shourak, as they do not qualify for receiving an end-of-service gratuity.
Several procedures have been put in place that restrict individuals from applying for Shourak. For instance, submitting a merge request one month after joining a new employer/entity or reaching the legal retirement age of 60 prevents eligibility.
Moreover, insured individuals who voluntarily withdraw from merging their service years before completing the required procedures and those who join a new employer/entity after a six-month period, or pass away prior to completing the merge procedures, will not be able to benefit from Shourak.
Requesting a return in the end-of-service gratuity after the successful completion of the merge procedures by the GPSSA is not acceptable.
The payment will be made on the 27th of each month except for August when it will be given on the 26th, GPSSA said in a statement, adding, in February, March, and November, the pension will be paid on the 25th.
At the end of the employee’s service period, he will receive a retirement pension or an end-of-service benefit according to the retirement law he is subjected to in the employee’s home country.
The pension law applies to Emiratis working in the federal, local government and private sectors in the UAE, with exception to individuals employed in the private sector and local government in Abu Dhabi, as well as in the local government sector in Shariah.
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