Employers urged to register Emiratis for retirement benefits

123 RF / Goran Bogicevic

Public and private employers in the UAE need to register all their Emirati staff for retirement benefits.

The General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) say firms that fail to do so will be penalised.

They say Emirati employees should verify whether the company they work for have completed the registration process with authorities. 

UAE nationals are eligible for pensions and other retirement benefits either after they hit the age of 49, or work for a minimum of 20 years in total.

Officials say the federal pension scheme protects Emirati employees and their families from "occupational risks".


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