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Socso scheme for the benefit of 810,000

Published on: Friday, June 17, 2022

By: Mardinah Jikur

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Salwati (seated second from left) with Rais (seated left) and others on the programme.

SANDAKA: The Social Security Organization (Socso) Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SESSS) is expected to benefit some 810,000 self-employed people, Sabah Socso Deputy Director Salwati Abdul Karim said. He said 80% of contributions are borne by the government in nine categories, which include entrepreneurs, peddlers, artists, travel agents, farmers, community rehabilitation workers and fishermen. He added that Socso has also signed MoUs with several government agencies, the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to encourage more people to participate in the SESSS programme.

He said this during the SESSSS program arbitration with contributors at the Sabah Hotel Ballroom here on Tuesday. Also present was Socso Sandakan’s deputy office manager, Rais Rajjing, who represented Mariam Hassan, Socso Sandakan’s office manager. A total of 150 participants from government agencies, NGOs and the general public took part in the program which took place for the first time.

Participants were also informed about the 2022 budget and its benefits. Meanwhile, Salwati said the Malaysian Civil Defense Force (MPA), Malaysian Armed Forces (MPA), volunteers, supervisors, community rehabilitation workers and public sector service contracts are entitled to a financing by full government contribution for 12 months. For business owners, hawkers, food deliverers and others, the government will provide 80% aid under Plan 2 (RM232.20) and the self-employed will only have to contribute 20% (RM46.60) for 12 months.

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The SESSS is a protection scheme allowing self-employed workers to earn a living while benefiting from medical assistance benefits, temporary invalidity, permanent invalidity, allowances for dependents, allowances for constant care, funeral grants, physical or vocational rehabilitation facilities and child-raising allowances. For more information, the public can inquire at 1-300-22-8000.

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