While expatriates working in the government & private sector are not eligible for pension, they are eligible for end-of-service benefits also known as gratuity. For calculation of gratuity, please see ‘ Retiring from private sector’.
Emiratis working in both the government and private sectors are eligible for pensions provided they have fulfilled certain conditions as stipulated by the General Authority for Pension & Social Security (GAPSS). These include: either reaching the retirement age of 60, or having worked for a minimum 20 years in total in government/private sectors, provided that he/she has submitted his/her resignation.
To ensure that you receive your rightful pension benefits, all retirees and eligible pensioners are required to regularly update their data with GPSSA. You can contact GPSSA on Toll free 800-10 from any emirate between 7.30 am and 5 pm.