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Saudi citizen account registration continues, no end date given yet

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Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2017-03-22ID: 1490126333584662600
RIYADH: Registration in the citizen account program continues, and there is no final registration date yet, according to the supervisor at the Social Development Sector in the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and general supervisor of the citizen account program, Majed Al-Iseimi.
The official said that the allowance of those who did not register for the program yet will be assessed and if eligible, they will be given the allowance at the next disbursement.
He said that the first allowance will be paid in the month preceding the change in prices of energy and water products, adding that “the eligibility of beneficiaries will be assessed periodically, within a specified period each month.”
The general supervisor of the citizen account program said that the files of the beneficiaries will be examined after registration and eligibility reports on beneficiary families are completed.
“All the eligible applicants will be registered automatically and subsidy will be paid to beneficiaries by bank transfer. Allowances will be paid to eligible families before any reforms that may affect citizens are implemented,” Al-Iseimi said.
He added that the ministerial committee responsible for this, formed of ministries of economy and planning, finance, labor and social development, is working on preparing the program’s policies, which will be presented to the royal court.
Al-Iseimi renewed his call on citizens to register for the citizen account program online at
If there are queries, problems or complaints about registration, he said, citizens can communicate via the call center number 19912, or through Twitter.
The citizen account program is one of the most important tools in the economic transformation process in the Kingdom, which works to establish the necessary infrastructure to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals.
The program aims to protect small- and medium-income families from the consequences of reforming the government subsidy system by making government subsidy allocations more equitable and suitable to the needs of each individual or family, based on their income.
It also works to ensure an optimal use of resources dedicated to the subsidy.
Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Citizen Account ProgramMinistry of Labor and Social DevelopmentSaudi ArabiaVision 2030

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