Retirement requests due to health reasons of private sector employees must be done through General Pension Authority

Wed 18-07-2018 21:20 PM

ABU DHABI, 18th July, 2018 (WAM) — The General Pension and Social Security Authority said that retirement requests due to health reasons from private sector employees to the “Relevant Medical Committee” at the Ministry of Health and Community Prevention must be done through the authority while applications from insured government employees must be sent by their employers to the committee directly.

The authority stressed that until the health reasons of private sector applicants are proven, their employers must send a letter to the authority before ending their employment. The requests will then be transferred to the committee. They must also attach the required documents before the authority will take action and make a decision.

The authority added that the committee is responsible for checking the medical reports of applicants, and its decisions are binding while noting that the committee was formed by the Minister of Health and Community Prevention, according to the provisions of the country’s pensions law.

It also noted that before the relevant medical authority assesses an employee’s health and before ending their employment due to disability or health reasons, the employer must provide the committee with the employee’s health qualification report, along with a recent report by a doctor from a government hospital.

Nothing in the pensions law prevents the receipt and transfer of disability applications submitted by insured employees, who continue to work after the age of 60, the authority said in conclusion.

WAM/Nour Salman/Tariq alfaham

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