The Ministry of Community Development approved the names of 374 beneficiaries from the marriage grants during the first quarter of 2019 with a total amount of AED 60 Million and 160 Thousand that were disbursed to the beneficiaries and transferred to their bank accounts and notified through SMS text messages. The value of the marriage grants is AED 70 Thousand to be disbursed as one payment for those who fulfill the conditions.
Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, said: “The goals of the marriage grants coincide with the visions of the UAE government and reflect the ministry’s objectives “A cohesive Family in a Coherent Community” since cohesive families are the main elements of the emirati society.
Her Excellency noted the keen interested of the UAE wise leadership to build a stable family reflected in social and development initiatives. The UAE has become a role model in community development services and a leading country in wellbeing and high living standards of its citizens in all fields.
Furthermore, Waheeda Khalil, Director of Marriage grants Department, stated that there are a number of conditions and regulations for obtaining the grant, namely, the applicant and his wife must be UAE nationals, husband’s age not less than 21 years old while wife’s age not less than 18 years old, the applicant is unable to afford marriage expenses because of his limited income or social assistances beneficiaries the applicant’s income must not exceed AED 25 Thousand after deduction of retirement allowance and housing allowance if available.
The grant application must be submitted within a period not exceeding 6 months, the applicant and his wife must attend “Eddad” awareness lectures and seminars organized by the Ministry of Community Development within one year from the date of applying for the marriage grants, the applicant must fulfill the required documents within a period not exceeding 3 months from the date of submission of the application, the applicant must not have benefited from the marriage grants previously or any other grant in the UAE or participated in a group wedding or married.
Wahida Khalil explained that that documents to be presented by the applicant must include a certified copy of the marriage contract from a competent court, husband’s and wife’s Emirates ID, a document that proves the applicant’s monthly net income including a detailed salary certificate, detailed report on any ownership of lands, real estate and trade licenses, or any other documents that the Ministry of Community Development deems necessary.
Marriage grants….Cohesive Family and Coherent Community
The purpose of the marriage grants is to provide financial support for those who are about to get married as a contribution of an emirati cohesive family and coherent community within the terms and conditions of the grant to promote the marriage of UAE female nationals.
(21) years old minimum age of spouse to benefit from the grant
(18) years old minimum age of wife at the marriage contract
(25000) maximum monthly net income
(6) months from the date of marriage contract for the application of the
(3) months for the grant’s applicant to fulfill all the required documents
· The grant’s applicant and his wife are obliged to attend “Eddad” awareness lectures and seminars that are organized by the Ministry
All applicants can be submitted through the ministry’s website “mocd.gov.ae” or smart application