How to Apply for Social Assistance Allowance for the Prisoner’s Family in Qatar

In Qatar, a family can apply for financial aid from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) as social security pension given that the breadwinner of the family was imprisoned. Because nobody can predict how life will turn out, it’s an extremely difficult affair should the main income earner of the family ever fall into the wrong side of the law. If the main breadwinner is thrown into jail for whatever reason, it will be a challenge for the family to continue to live a good quality of life without sufficient means to survive.

Since there is no one to provide for the basic needs of the family when the breadwinner is imprisoned, this constitutes a cause for financial assistance. If the breadwinner is imprisoned for at least six months, and there are no other capable breadwinners in the family, applicants can submit the necessary documents and apply in person at the MADLSA. Simply visit any of the conveniently located MADLSA offices in order to complete requirements for the Application for Social Security Pension of Prisoners Family form.

Make sure that you fill in all of the details required in the form completely and accurately to avoid any delays. Then, submit the form to the licensing authorities. After which, the authorities will verify all of the information. Once the verification process is complete, the applicant can then claim a new Social Security pensioner’s card during a date that is specified for the applicant.

As for the required documents, you must submit a copy of the QID of the wife, the children, and the QID card of the imprisoned breadwinner. For children without any QID cards issued just yet, you may submit their passports instead. Children must also have education certificates, while females who are over 18 years of age must submit a non-marriage certificate.

It is also required to submit the certificate from the penal correctional facility that indicates the term of imprisonment for the husband, as well as the certificate from the employer of the breadwinner that indicates the date of the husband’s salary suspension. Don’t forget to include the bank account information for the pension. The applicant must also be a permanent resident in the country during application. The validity will be good for one year.

Processing of this application can take anywhere from three to five days, which is why it’s incredibly important for applicants to supply all of the information correctly to avoid any complications. Documents must also be submitted in full to avoid any time-consuming back-and-forths between offices. These are all in accordance with Law No. (38) of 1995 on Social Security amended by Decree-Law No. (23) of 2007.

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