Social Insurance Law
PART 3: PRIME MINISTERIAL EDICTS
PRIME MINISTERIAL EDICT NO. 9/1993 WITH RESPECT TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM LIMIT OF PENSIONS DUE TO THOSE WHO ARE SUBJECT TO SOCIAL INSURANCE LAW PROMULGATED BY DECREE-LAW NO. 24/1976
The Acting Prime Minister:
Having reviewed the Social Insurance Law promulgated by Amiri Decree-Law No. 24 of 1976 and the modifying laws thereto with special emphasis to the second paragraph of article 16 thereto modified by Decree-Law No. 1 of 1985; And the Prime Ministerial Edict No. 15 of 1983 determining an increase of pensions of beneficiaries and shares of eligible heirs subject to the provisions of the Law on Social Insurance promulgated by Amiri Decree-Law No. 24 of 1976; And the Prime Ministerial Edict No. 11 of 1989 increasing certain benefits of the Social Insurance Law; And upon the submission of the Minister for Labour & Social Affairs; And with the approval of the Council of Ministers; HEREBY ORDERS THE FOLLOWING :
The minimum pensions referred to in the first paragraph of article 135 of the Social Insurance Law promulgated by Amiri Decree-Law No. 24 of 1976 modified by the Prime Ministerial Edicts No. 15 of 1983 and No. 11 of 1989 shall be raised to one hundred and fifteen Dinars per month for the beneficiary or the full pay of the contributory wage according to which the pension has been calculated whichever the less, and to twenty Dinars per month for each eligible heir.
Where pensions payable to beneficiaries and share of pension to eligible heirs are equally divided between the beneficiary and his eligible heirs and thus the share of each is less than BD. 20/000 including the surviving beneficiary himself or less than the prescribed ratios after his death, the amount of the share of each of the aforementioned shall be completed to the said minimum even if the total exceeds the beneficiary's determined pension or if the total of shares including that of the beneficiary himself exceeds the maximum pension set forth in the Social Insurance Law; and the additional amount shall be deemed in all cases as a family allowance to the beneficiary himself and to his eligible heirs and its payment shall continue so long as conditions of payment are fulfilled whether during the life of the beneficiary or after his death.
The increments referred to in the first article of this Edict shall apply to all pensions due from the General Organisation for Social Insurance irrespective of the date being due therefrom but without retroactive payment of any difference for the past period.
Financial obligations arising from the implementation of this Edict shall be borne by the General Organisation for Social Insurance.
The Minister for Labour & Social Affairs shall issue the necessary orders for implementing this Edict which shall come into force with effect from the first of the next month of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Khalifa bin Sulman Al Khalifa Prime Minister
Dated: 16 Shawal 1413 7 April 1993
Published in the Official Gazette No. 2054 dated 7 April 1993.