Saudi King Salman provides social security recipients with $800 million in Ramadan aid

Riyadh – Saudi King Salman has approved providing more than SR3 billion ($800 million) in Ramadan aid to Saudi social security recipients, with each family leader getting SR1,000 and each member receiving SR500.

The Saudi Press Agency reported that the money was transferred into the recipients’ bank accounts on Wednesday.

The elderly, the disabled, and the unemployed are among those who receive social assistance payments from the Saudi government.

According to the Saudi government website, low-income workers and those impacted by natural disasters are also qualified for state benefits, which can take the form of financial assistance, marriage support, interest-free house loans, or financing for home renovations.

Ahmad Al-Rajhi, the minister of human resources and social development, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the monarch for the kind gesture.