The number of individuals and families benefiting from the Social Security Scheme (SSS) in May 2021 stood at 73,123, with a total of RO7.78mn disbursed among them.
In a statement to Oman News Agency, Salim Ali al Owaisi of the Social Welfare Department in the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), said that SSS beneficiaries fall in eight categories.
Outlining the conditions to apply for SSS assistance, Owaisi said that the applicant should be an Omani citizen, be among the eight eligible categories, and not have any regular source of livelihood that covers or exceeds his needs as per the schedule set for social security cases stated in the SSS Law. Individuals having no support to bear the cost of sustaining themselves are eligible for the scheme.
Category number of cases remuneration(RO)
Orphans 2,307 249,479
Widows 3,577 439,358
Divorced women 11,244 906,682
Elderly 31,288 3,467,465
Unmarried girls 3,184 274,914
Disabled 5,949 2,416,656
Families of imprisoned 18628,327
Abandoned 91 12,464
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