PADA budget is 226 million dinars for fiscal year 2024-2025

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30: The Planning Committee of the Public Authority for the Disabilities Affairs, chaired by the acting director, Al-Humaidi Al-Mutairi, and attended by deputy directors overseeing various sectors including educational, rehabilitation, medical, psychological, social, human, and financial aspects, estimated a budget of 226 million dinars for the upcoming fiscal year 2024-2025.

This budget is earmarked to sustain a diverse array of services for 59,000 individuals with disabilities, reports Al-Rai daily.

Insider sources from the authority disclosed that each sector presented its financial requirements for the upcoming year, to ensure the provision of educational, rehabilitation, medical, psychological, and social services.

These financial allocations align with the stipulations in Law (8/2010) concerning the rights of persons with disabilities.

The budgetary increase to 226 million dinars is a result of the growing number of new individuals with disabilities and additional financial grants recently disbursed by the Authority.

The grants were sanctioned by the Financial Allocations Committee, comprising representatives from the Fatwa and Legislation Department and the Ministry of Finance.

Notably, the committee recently agreed to a 50-dinar per month increase in the basic pension for individuals with disabilities who are under 21 years old and receive their allowances from the Authority, as well as for adults aged 21 and above receiving a monthly pension from the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS).

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