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Social Security Corporation reaching out to expats — Rawabdeh

By JT - Sep 04,2016 - Last updated at Sep 04,2016

Social Security Corporation Director Nadia Rawabdeh speaks during a meeting with expatriates on Sunday (Photo courtesy of SSC)

AMMAN — The Social Security Corporation (SSC) is keen on including expatriates under its umbrella “for their role in boosting the national economy”, SSC Director General Nadia Rawabdeh said on Sunday.

At a meeting with delegates representing a forum of Jordanian expatriates in Gulf Arab countries and Europe, Rawabdeh said the SSC seeks to offer expatriates social security insurances, because most of the countries they work in do not include them in similar programmes.

The corporation has facilitated procedures for expatriates to register for optional subscription by enabling them to pay their subscriptions on the eFawateercom system, provided that they have accounts in local banks, she added in an SSC statement.

For his part, Ayman Rifai, the head of the forum, called on the SSC to accredit a bank in Saudi Arabia through which resident Jordanians can pay their monthly subscriptions, especially that most of them do not have accounts in banks in Jordan.

Rifai also highlighted the importance for all national institutions to communicate with Jordanian expatriates and listen to their demands and needs, commending the SSC’s initiative to reach out.

He also noted that the SSC had cooperated with the forum in arranging meetings with Jordanians in the northern, central and southern regions in Saudi Arabia, expressing the forum’s readiness to arrange meetings for the SSC with Jordanians in Saudi Arabia’s eastern region, according to the statement.

 

Official figures estimate the number of Jordanian professionals working abroad at around 750,000, over 300,000 of whom are based in Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Arab Emirates with nearly 200,000.

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