Abu Dhabi: Employers in the public and private sectors have received a circular from the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA) outlining the rules regarding pension deductions and end-of-service gratuities in accordance with Federal Decree Law No. 57 of 2023.
Since the Authority is not allowed to make any deductions for the benefit of any other debts, including employer or alimony debts, the circular limited the process of deduction from the pension or end-of-service gratuity for the benefit of GPSSA’s debt.
These regulations are applicable to all debt cases, whether they arise before or after this decree is put into effect on February 9, 2024.
Therefore, with the exception of GPSSA debt, the GPSSA will transfer the full pension or gratuity without making any deductions. As for the alimony debt, individuals seeking this debt can take measures to seize the pension or gratuity through the bank through which it is transferred and not through the Authority.
The Authority’s debts will be recovered from end-of-service gratuities without limitation. In cases of unlawful disbursement, GPSSA has the right to deduct from other beneficiaries’ shares, proportional to their entitlements, without prejudice to their rights. Entitled amounts will be spent according to each of their shares.
According to relevant legislation, GPSSA retains the right to collect its debts ahead of any other owed amounts. These regulations apply to all citizens covered by GPSSA’s pension law and employers subject to its provisions.