The General Pension and Social Security Authority said that the extension of the retirement pension to the beneficiaries of the heirs of the pensioner or the insured after death is one of the most important added values in the Pensions Law, which reflects through the principle of interdependence established by the relationship of solidarity, interdependence and the closest relationship between all groups of society, and solidarity for Covering each other’s benefits if one of them is exposed to any of the natural or unnatural risks while on the job.
Hind Al-Suwaidi, Director of the Benefits Unit at the Authority, explained that if the insured suffers a death while he is on the job, the retirement pension will extend its effect to the beneficiaries of his heirs, even if his participation in the insurance is for one day, and the payment continues to those who depended on them as long as they meet the eligibility conditions without regard to their nationality The beneficiary, his religion, or his residence inside or outside the country. She said that an in-depth look at the conditions of entitlement shows to what extent the insured should strive to meet the conditions eligible for the retirement pension, in order to benefit from the added values that are reflected on him and his family as a result of his entitlement. She added that with regard to the widow, she is entitled to a share in the pension if her marital relationship continues until the death of her husband, and she is entitled to this share even if she works or receives another pension from any party in the state, and this share is cut off if she remarries. Equally, if she did not have sons or daughters, her share would pass to the rest of the widows, if any, so that her share would be distributed equally among them. As for the girl, she is entitled to a share in the pension if she is unmarried, divorced, widowed or not practicing a profession on the date of death, and she does not receive any salary from work or other pension. The share if she is divorced or widowed on the condition that there is no other salary or pension, and this applies to the sister if the same reasons are available with proof that she depends for her livelihood on the deceased while he is alive, and cases of interruption of the share and its return apply as in the case of the girl. Al-Suwaidi explained that the son is entitled to a share in the pension if his age at the time of death is less than /21/, and the share is cut off when he reaches /21/ years, and the share continues to be paid after reaching /21/ if he is a student, and it is interrupted by the case of joining work or practicing the profession or reaching the age of/ 28/ Whichever comes first, and the pension continues to be paid to the son after he reaches the age of /21/ if he is unable to earn, noting that the cases of entitlement to the pension for the son apply to the brother in addition to proving his dependence for his livelihood on his deceased brother during his life, and cases of interruption of the share apply. It is as in the case of the son. And it indicated that in the event that the whole or part of the pension is cut off from one of the children of the pensioner for any reason, what was cut off shall be transferred to the rest of the children within the limits of shares before raising them to the minimum set by law. To the widow of the insured or the pensioner if there are no other eligible sons and daughters, provided that her share does not exceed three quarters of the pension, and the entire pension in the case of several of them, provided that it is equally distributed among them. She explained that the conditions for the father’s entitlement to a share in the pension of the deceased son is that he depend for his livelihood on his son during his life, while the mother is entitled to a share in the pension of the deceased son if the mother is widowed or divorced and her husband is a dependent of her deceased son in the event of his life, and she does not have a salary or Another pension from any party in the country. Al Suwaidi said the cases of eligibility sometimes extend to the sons and daughters, as the law clarified that if their father died while his father was alive and they did not have a pension on their father’s behalf, their father’s share would pass to them from his father, and if their father had died after being entitled to the pension on his father’s behalf, the share of their father would pass to them. Their father is in the pension, and in the two previous cases, the provisions for cutting the pension from eligible sons and daughters shall be applied. She also indicated that the husband deserves a share in the pension of his deceased wife, provided that he suffers from a health disability that prevents him from earning, and that he does not have any other salary or pension from any party in the state. Al-Suwaidi pointed out that in view of these cases and the conditions for their entitlement, it appears that the law was keen to provide insurance protection to the beneficiary if he did not have a stable income or had a breadwinner, and in the event that this was not available at any time, the protection umbrella would be returned to cover him again, which indicates any The extent to which the law was keen and generous in providing protection to the insured during his life and to his family after his death.