Allownaces for married spouses

Moudir
By Moudir

I have read somewhere that if your spouse finds a job, she (or he) would get no allowance package from her employer, cuz you're already getting one with your "married status".

But if both spouses had opted for the "single status" allowance package with their respective employers, would each become eligible for the "single status" allowance ?
if each of them apply before arriving to Doha.

Many thanks for your opinions or real life experiences. Guru accountants are most welcomed.

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By redcajun504• 15 years 1 month ago.
redcajun504

EASY BY THE WAY MY SISTER SAM WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT IS YOUR REAL PICTURE ARE YOU SINGLE AND SHE WANTED YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE A NICE SMILE....NOW ENOUGH OF THAT:

I wanted to know if you know anything about the job market there, is it easy for someone to find employment once they are there.

By redcajun504• 15 years 1 month ago.
redcajun504

EASY QUICK QUESTION:

If I decide to bring by children do they need to be on a Visa or sponsored by someone other than myself.

By Moudir• 15 years 3 months ago.
Moudir

Mish, thank you indeed, for writing.

I agree, contracts often half a dozen pages long, describe in fine print and excruciating detail, all the conditions that will make you ineligible for compensation. If one spouse has already the ‘married’ status benefits, it will be up to the other spouse to ‘fight’ for additional benefits to be embedded in the salary.

It is also fair, to receive ‘one’ allowance for housing, if you are a married coupled, but there are other benefits such as ‘transportation’? which should be granted regardless.

By Mish• 15 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Mish

I think it also comes down to your contract.

My husband and I were both employed on single contracts before arriving here. In the meantime, we got married and on arrival the company changed our contracts to "Married" status and we were no longer able to receive separate benefits. We would have been better off financially on "single" status, but our contracts clearly stated that we were not entitled to receive 2 lots of benefits as a married couple.

We wanted our jobs a lot more than a few extra bucks, so it didn't bother us. So I guess it depends on your contract, how much the difference is in the beneifts and how much you want your job!

By Moudir• 15 years 3 months ago.
Moudir

Thank you Easy for your reply; always precise, concise and to the point.

Since you mentioned contract conditions, i meant to ask your opinion, if these are generally speaking respected to the letter for the good of the project (and i suppose they are), otherwise the only recourse you would have, would be to raise the "i'm leaving..." flag, then pack your bags?

Moudir

By easy• 15 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
easy

As far as I know, the housing allowance depends on who is the sponsor and what type of organization you’re working for. If the husband sponsors his wife, then she is paid a single status housing allowance while the husband gets married status housing allowance. Or the husband/wife can choose to give up his/her married status if the other partner’s allowance is higher. This is the case if both spouses work for government or semi-government organizations. It might also depend on the conditions stated the contract – that each gets married status allowance regardless.

Private organizations - I think - depends entirely on the conditions in the contract.

Easy,

By Safwany• 15 years 3 months ago.
Safwany

Are you getting a single accomodation (as a shared) or your own apartment?

Ayman

By teddygirl• 15 years 3 months ago.
teddygirl

hi, guys how can u all help me in this case...

lets see if the employer provide me accomodation but my status married and i want to bring my family to stay together with me... is there any possibility to stay together ...applied for nursing job

By Loki• 15 years 3 months ago.
Loki

You are right, Moudir - I meant if the wife had not previously been sponsored on youravisa, either by following later, or by staying on tourist visas, leaving the country every 3 weeks.

By Moudir• 15 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Moudir

Thank you Loki for your reply.

There is also the fact that, when your wife's sponsor applies for a visa for her, he can easily find out that there is already a visa issued in her name by your sponsor.

But if housing is not provided by the sponsor, I wanted to find out if there are cases out there within QatarLiving community, where both spouses presented themselves as "singles" for allowance entitlements, before coming down to Doha.

I suppose a "single" woman can be allowed to come in and work, if she has a sponsor.

Thank you,

Moudir

By Loki• 15 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Loki

Yes I have heard of this a couple of times... more in relation to women's pay than men's, though....

One lady got a job, was offered a certain package - which she decided was enough to warrent the move - then on her arrival (when she mentioned she didn't need help looking for accommodation because she would be living with her husband) the employer promptly cut a chunk of her allowances... because "you husband will look after that for you"...

I have not heard of a similar instance with a male...

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