BD17 million subsidies to be distributed

Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan, has announced that BD17 million will be disbursed to citizens benefiting from government subsidies on September 15, in accordance with criteria and regulations in force.

It is in line with the Cabinet’s resolution stipulating that subsidies shall be disbursed to eligible citizens across the five programmes in one payment, on the 15th of every month, under the supervision of the Labour and Social Development and Housing ministries.

Meanwhile, the allowance to improve the standard of living of retirees will be disbursed at its current date, based on the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

The amounts will be credited into the accounts of eligible citizens and will cover the social, cost of living and disability allowances, in addition to the housing allowance paid by the Housing Ministry, the minister said.

The meat subsidy, which is paid every three months, will be disbursed on October 15 for the months of October, November and December, the minister added.

Mr Humaidan asserted that the disbursement of the five support programmes in one payment since February, 2020, has increased the citizens’ benefits, as it enables them to meet the needs of their families.

The minister said that BD9,485,000 will be disbursed to 124,798 families benefiting from the cost of living allowance, BD1,597,000 will be paid to 16,784 families benefiting from social allowance, BD1,228,000 will be paid to 12,267 people with disabilities, and BD4,549,000 will be disbursed to 45,393 beneficiaries of housing allowance.

He added that the delivery of direct subsidies to eligible citizens will continue for all those registered in the lists of various programmes and beneficiaries can get details of the sums to be disbursed at the e-Government Portal ( or by calling the National Call Centre on 80008001.




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