Last updated: 02/4/2020
Programme objectives

To support poor families by providing financial and in-kind support in the event of a natural disaster or special medical situation; all benefits are determined on a case-by-case basis

Legal framework: Ministerial Decree 72/2014 (2); Royal Decree 84/87 Issuing the Social Security Law, from 1984 

References
Government of Oman. n.d. “Social Services: Social Cases.” Official Oman e-government services portal. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/oS1r76>. In Arabic. Government of Oman. 1984. Royal Decree 1984/87, Issuing the Social Security Law. Muscat: Government of Oman. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/jpHGEc>. In Arabic.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
 
Programme components
Exemption from fees of: registration of residential land plots, electricity and/or water, medical treatment, renewal of passport and ID card, and border fees; one-time coverage of Haj expenses; educational scholarship for any of the private universities or colleges in the Sultanate; school necessities (pens, pencils, copybooks) issued at the beginning of each school year; monthly financial aid to individuals suffering from chronic medical conditions in need of special continuous medicines and medical care; transportation allowance for medical patients; a travel ticket to country of origin every three years to non-Omani spouses in case of emergency
References
Government of Oman. n.d. “Social Services: Social Cases.” Official Oman e-government services portal. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/oS1r76>. In Arabic.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
all aid is determined on a case-by-case basis
References
Government of Oman. n.d. “Social Services: Social Cases.” Official Oman e-government services portal. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/oS1r76>. In Arabic.
Targeted areas
 
Target groups
Poor households; children; chronically ill individuals
References
Government of Oman. n.d. “Social Services: Social Cases.” Official Oman e-government services portal. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/oS1r76>. In Arabic. Government of Oman. 2014. Ministry of Social Development, Ministerial Decree 72/2014, Social Assistance Regulations. Muscat: Government of Oman. In Arabic.
Eligibility criteria
Individuals or families that were exposed to a sudden economic and/or social shock and cannot receive a pension through formal social security; total monthly income should not exceed ODR80 for a household or ODR30 for an individual
References
Government of Oman. n.d. “Social Services: Social Cases.” Official Oman e-government services portal. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/oS1r76>. In Arabic. Government of Oman. 2014. Ministry of Social Development, Ministerial Decree 72/2014, Social Assistance Regulations. Muscat: Government of Oman. In Arabic.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash and in-kind: monetary and/or material aid in the event of a natural disaster or special medical situation
Amount of benefits
Affected individuals or families receive a cash transfer of ODR100–300 and material aid; temporary rent assistance for homelessness or in case of house being affected by fire/natural disaster: ODR200 for one person and ODR400 for a family of four to six people and ODR600 for a family of seven and more people; to establish a new house: ODR1,000 for one person and ODR2000 for the family in addition to in-kind housing furniture; chronic medical illness: ODR20–100; the salary of a nurse supporting the ill person can be covered up to ODR100/month; educational support: ODR5,000 fees and ODR90/month aid for university students; for families with adopted children: ODR100–150; in case of the death of a family member due to a natural disaster or fire: ODR1,500 in case of the death of a husband or wife, ODR1,000 in case of a child’s death; in case of the loss of the only source of income: ODR3,000
References
Government of Oman. n.d. “Social Services: Social Cases.” Official Oman e-government services portal. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/oS1r76>. In Arabic. Government of Oman. 2014. Ministry of Social Development, Ministerial Decree 72/2014, Social Assistance Regulations. Muscat: Government of Oman. In Arabic.
Payment/delivery frequency
One-time or multiple payments according to the social assessment done for each case
References
Government of Oman. 2014. Ministry of Social Development, Ministerial Decree 72/2014, Social Assistance Regulations. Muscat: Government of Oman. In Arabic.
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
2,215 individuals in 2015
References
Government of Oman. 2016. Social Indicators. Muscat: Ministry of Social Development. Accessed 24 July 2017. <https://goo.gl/h4pYBg>. In Arabic.
Programme expenditure
 
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group
Children