Saudi King Salman directs $506mln to be paid to social security beneficiaries

The announcement came as Saudis prepare to fast for the eight day

  
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz attends a virtual cabinet meeting announcing the country's 2021 budget, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 15, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz attends a virtual cabinet meeting announcing the country's 2021 budget, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 15, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

 
RIYADH: King Salman has authorized SR 1.9 billion to be paid to Saudis who receive social security benefits, Al Ekhbariya reported early Tuesday.


Ahmed Suleiman Al-Rajhi, the minister of human resources and social development, welcomed the king’s generous support to citizens during the holy month of Ramadan.

The announcement came as Saudis prepare to fast for the eight day.

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