Social Insurance

Funeral and Death Benefits - Regulations and Compensation

Social insurance is obligatory for Egyptian and American nationals and permanent residents of the U.S.A. Deductions are computed according to scales of earnings and eligibility of employees, as stipulated by the relevant laws, and withheld from gross pay by the university.

For supporting staff covered by social insurance, the university will assist the immediate family of any staff employee or custodian who dies while in the university service with the following funeral expenses and death benefits:

  1. Salary of the month during which death occurs, plus a further two months full salary, plus the salary of the actual days worked during the month of death. These payments are made to the closest of kin, and are not subject to any tax or other deductions.


  2. Two months gross salary for funeral benefits, with a maximum ceiling of 10,000 L.E., to be paid to the widow(er), eldest dependant or the bearer of the funeral expenses.



Egyptian nationals pay contributions in Egyptian pounds and are covered by Egyptian Social Insurance. American nationals pay contributions in US dollars and are covered by United States’ social insurance. 

Social Insurance at the End of Employment

When an employee’s service comes to an end, depending on the duration of his/her contract, he/she is eligible to certain entitlements according to the accumulated shares in the social insurance funds and the duration of payments. Rates are set annually and changes will by communicated by the payroll office.