Everything You Need to Know About The UAE’s New Mandatory Unemployment Insurance Scheme


In case you missed it, the UAE Unemployment Insurance programme is being implemented all around the nation.

More security is provided to employees in the private sector, allowing you to let go of some of your bothersome work worry.

If you lose your job due to circumstances beyond your control, the plan may offer you with monetary compensation

The three-month time limit on the government compensation offers provides you with plenty of time to look for work if the worst happens.

The safety net is designed to assist workers across the nation while offering solutions that don’t add to the expense for businesses.

In agreement with 9 local insurance companies, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) launched it.

Both private and public sector employees are required to participate in the programme, and the registration deadline is Sunday, October 1.

How to enroll in the UAE Unemployment Insurance Scheme:

The Involuntary Loss of Employment Scheme website, the smart application, bank ATMs, kiosk machines, business service centres, money exchange firms, du and Etisalat, SMS, or any other channel that MoHRE may disclose at a later time, are all ways that you can sign up.

Dhs400 is the penalty for non-subscription.

Everyone under the age of 18 as well as investors, domestic workers, seniors, those with temporary job contracts, are prohibited.

How the UAE’s Unemployment Insurance Programme operates:

The insurance programme is split into two groups, the first of which includes those with basic salaries of Dhs16,000 or less.

An covered employee in this category will pay Dhs5 a month or Dhs60 a year in premiums.

The insurance fee for the second category, which covers people with basic salaries over Dh16,000, is Dh10 per month or Dh120 annually.

The employee has the option of making the payment on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annual basis.

VAT is applicable to the insurance policy’s purchase price.

Additionally, commission-based employees may subscribe.

How much compensation is available under the UAE Unemployment Insurance Scheme?

For the first category and the second category, the total monthly compensation cannot be more than Dhs10,000 and Dhs20,000, respectively.

For a maximum of three months for each claim after the date of unemployment, insurance coverage compensation is computed monthly at a rate of 60% of the basic wage.

If you do this within 30 days of the date of unemployment, you must file the claim through one of the three authorised claim channels, which are the insurance pool’s call centre, smart application, or e-portal.

Compensation will be handed out within two weeks of the claim date, with a three-month maximum cap.

**If you have been employed and a member of the insurance programme for at least a year and have not been fired due to disciplinary action or resignation, you are entitled to compensation.


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