Employees must join their new employer within a time-frame of six months in order to benefit from Shourak.
Insured Emirati members under the umbrella of the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) who decide to take advantage of ‘Shourak’, must join their new entity within a time-frame of ‘six months’ from their end-of-service date.
Shourak is a scheme that helps Emiratis to merge their end of service gratuity for one employer to another by not disbursing their end-of-service benefits when signing their end-of-service agreement with their previous entity.
They must join their new employer within a time-frame of six months in order to benefit from Shourak.
Shourak only covers those insured members under GPSSA’s umbrella who are willing to transfer their end-of-service gratuity from one employer to the other, regardless of the sector.
GPSSA members must make sure that their end-of-service benefits are merged within a period of one month.
“It is important to note that the ‘Shourak’ procedures do not apply to employment years prior to July 1st 2023, which is when the project will take effect as part of a performance agreement inaugurated last year for federal and government authorities; meaning any previous employment years prior to that date ‘will not’ be merged without a charge, since they are “not” covered by ‘Shourak’,” said GPSSA in a statement.
Shourak does not “apply to” or “cover” insured Emiratis under “other” pension funds, even if regulated by the provisions of the UAE Federal Pension Law.