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GPSSA Outlines Three Essential Steps For Emiratis to Receive Insurance Benefit

Emiratis need to register with the GPSSA to receive insurance benefits

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on May 23, 2024, 15:42:30


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There are three essential steps for insured Emiratis at the beginning and end of their employment. These steps include:

  •  Registering with the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) upon employment.
  •  Ensuring monthly contributions are paid on time, starting from the first month of employment.
  • Following up on the disbursement of retirement pension, end-of-service gratuity, or compensation.

If an insured Emirati is not registered with the GPSSA, they will not be entitled to receive insurance benefits.

Although it is the responsibility of entities to register Emiratis with the GPSSA, employees should confirm that the registration and contribution process has been completed within 30 days from the joining date. If this has not been done, the individual must proactively inform the GPSSA immediately to preserve their rights.

To meet GPSSA’s registration and contribution criteria, the insured must be an Emirati national (including those who obtain UAE nationality at any time), between the ages of 18 and 60, and submit a medically fit health certificate upon employment.

This applies to all Emiratis working in the federal, government, or private sectors in the UAE, except for employees in the government and private sectors in Abu Dhabi and the government sector in Sharjah.

Once registered, the insured should know the exact contribution percentage and amount due from both the entity and themselves to ensure there is no delay in the transaction. This safeguards the insured’s rights in receiving insurance entitlements from the GPSSA.

The GPSSA, not the employer, is authorised to disburse insurance entitlements (pension, end-of-service gratuity, or additional compensation) at the end of employment. Entities are only responsible for registering their employees and ensuring timely monthly salary deductions for contributions.

Emiratis working in the private sector who wish to benefit from the NAFIS programme must also register and contribute monthly to the GPSSA.

The GPSSA shares an electronic link with NAFIS, which shows the extent to which employers comply with registration and monthly contribution requirements for their employees. 

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