His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the increment of the social assistance granted by the Department of Social Services to all entitled categories in the Emirate of Sharjah, by 45 per cent worth Dh50.4 million.
The amount will be paid to the beneficiaries with effect from the month of January.
He stressed through the 'direct line' programme over the radio and TV, that he follows up the social conditions of all categories, citing the pension category deprived in the past from the social aid.
With the donation from Sheikh Sultan, the annual social assistant granted by the Department of Social Services touches Dhs126.4 million. The amount is paid to 8,092 beneficiary families.