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Over RO70mn disbursed under Social Security Scheme

8 Jan 2024 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Ministry of Social Development has said that the total number of individuals benefiting from the Social Security Scheme stood at 123,491. The ministry pointed out that 67,693 beneficiaries of the scheme received a sum of RO72,350,109 by the end of the first half of 2023.

The ministry explained that 44 beneficiaries registered under the scheme received RO29,352 as disaster assistance by the end of the first half of 2023, while 140 ‘people with limited income’ received RO158,132 as disaster assistance during the same period.

A total number of 10,023 beneficiaries received ‘temporary’, ‘emergency’ and ‘special’ cash assistance to the tune of RO925,549.

Similarly, a total of 820,693 ‘people with limited income’ received RO640,528 as ‘temporary’, ‘emergency’ and ‘special’ cash assistance.

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