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Thursday , April 25 2019

Ministry intends to restart aid to Kuwaiti women wed to expats – Hike in health insurance after 2 yrs

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that the ministry intends to restart disbursing social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Aljarida daily.

It is worth mentioning that disbursement of social aid for all Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis was suspended in last phase. Al-Sabeeh stressed that Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis are excluded from the condition of mental disability and that only the physical disability will be taken into consideration until the relevant law is amended.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health has urged expatriates to avoid crowding in front of health insurance centers and to wait until the expiry of their health insurances in order to avoid the congestion and disorder seen in these centers that lead to delay in issuance of health insurance cards, reports Al-Shahed daily.

The ministry affi rmed that the health insurance charges will be increased only after the new hospitals of health insurance are built, which will take another two or more years. Furthermore, head of General Department of Residency Affairs Major General Talal Marafi e stressed the keenness of the department to do its best in facilitating procedures for citizens and expatriates, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

He explained that the department, based on directives from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, will launch one application form for all types of transactions. This new form will come into effect from Feb 12 and will facilitate procedures as well as offer a better way to audit the information and avoid errors. Major General Marafi e revealed that the form is available for download on the website of Ministry of Interior — www.moi.gov.kw

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