Improving financial aid for children with special needs is a must, FNC hears

Improving financial aid for children with special needs is a must, FNC hears

Emirati parents of children with special needs should be given more financial support.

The Federal National Council (FNC) heard how some Emirati families were struggling to pay for their child’s expensive treatment or medical needs.

Currently, only families with a father’s income of less than AED 20,000 are eligible for financial support, although exceptions in severe cases are considered.

Dubai council member Hamad Al Rahoomi, who shared several case studies of affected Emirati families, said an end should be made “to this link between social support and the father’s salary”.



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