A total of 700,000 families received over SAR1,000 (USD266) per family as financial aid through the Citizen’s Account Program, knowing that the second installment will be paid on January 10, 2018.
According to a statement issued by the program, beneficiaries would be those whose applications were completed by December 16. Other installments will be transferred on the 10th of each month unless it falls on a weekend.
The program is still receiving objection applications for ineligible beneficiaries through the e-portal
Any person registered in the program can submit an objection over the ineligibility decision through the program e-portal within three months after the result issuance. They can also follow-up on the objection through the portal, text messages and email.
In case the objection was accepted, allowances are paid retroactively from the day of the eligibility result announcement to the objection acceptance day.
In case the applicant did not file an objection at the first place within three months, then he should submit a new registration application through the e-portal.
Eligible beneficiaries should hold the Saudi nationality, except for the daughter/son of the non-Saudi wife/spouse.
Beneficiaries should be permanent residents inside the kingdom and they should not have resided outside of it for more than 90 days in the past 12 months.
Exceptions are made for those who prove that their presence outside the kingdom was for a justified reason. Also, eligible beneficiaries should not be staying at any government shelter or held in any prison.
The Citizen Account is a national program aimed at raising the efficiency of government support for eligible citizens, so that Saudi families are not forced to shoulder the burden of future economic reforms.