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Panel refers 2nd report on payment of ‘social allowance’ to housewives

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: The Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee at the National Assembly has referred to its health counterpart its second report on a bill submitted by MP Majid Al-Mutairi concerning payment of social allowance to Kuwaiti housewives, reports Al-Anba daily.

A source disclosed the committee discussed the proposal on Nov 4, indicating the bill consists of nine items. The most important of these items states that housewives above 18 years old and residing in Kuwait permanently are the rightful beneficiaries of the bill.

The housewife in this context refers to a married Kuwaiti woman who does not receive any salary, pension or public aid; and she is neither involved in any vocation nor engaged in any paid activity for an institution in the public or private sector.

The bill stipulates five financial segments according to academic attainments for the housewives, if they are able to prove that they do not have any source of income. It also states terms and conditions that qualify them for the aid as well as procedures necessary for application in line with law number 12/2011 concerning public aid.

It indicates that the concerned minister should issue necessary regulations and decisions for execution of the provisions of the law a year after its approval.

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