KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 (Bernama) — The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) lauded the decision of the government to extend benefits of the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to 63,000 of its contract and temporary workers, from May 1.

Its president Datuk Omar Osman said, the decision was an assurance [...]

PUTRAJAYA: Some 63,000 government employees will benefit from coverage under the Employment Injury and Invalidity Pension Schemes similar to benefits enjoyed by employees in the private sector.

Human Resources minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramanian said the government has decided to extend the social security schemes (SOCSO) to all temporary and contract staff effective May 1.

He [...]

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Bernama) — Since the Return to Work (RTW) programme was introduced by Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) in 2007, 6,294 workers have returned to work.

Human Resources Minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said SOCSO had rehabilitated 8,977 contributors who were physically disabled due to work related injuries.

“A total of 6,294 RTW workers [...]

PETALING JAYA: Those undergoing physical and vocational rehabilitation are now entitled to RM20 per day from the Social Security Organisation (Socso).

The organisation has allocated RM1.8mil this year to pay its contributors under its “Return to Work” programme, effective March 1.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the incentive is available for those who [...]

PETALING JAYA: About 40,000 workers have undergone free Health Screening Programme (HSP) medical check-ups provided by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) so far, its chief executive officer Datuk K. Selvarajah said.

He added that there was an increase in requests to redeem the vouchers from workers following the announcement that eligible workers would be given vouchers [...]

The Perkeso’s (Socso) Health Screening Programme (HSP) provides two types of vouchers for eligible workers.

The first voucher is for standard screening which consists of physical examination, consultation, blood test, urine test and Pap smear (for women) and the second voucher is solely for mammogram screening.

These screening services are provided by Socso free of charge.

Upon receiving [...]

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MALACCA: The eligibility for invalidity pension for Social Security Organisation (Socso) members has been raised from 55-year-old to 60.

Socso chairman Datuk Abu Huraira Abu Yazid, said, the decision was parallel with the extension of the compulsory retirement age, under the Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012, which has been set at 60 instead of 55-years-old

“With [...]

KUANTAN (Bernama) — The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is mulling a proposal to compel contractors who win tenders for short-term projects to register their workers with Socso.

Socso deputy chief executive (Operations) Datuk Dr Mohammed Aman Aziz Mohammed said before this, they said they were not aware of the need to register workers with Socso.

“Their understanding [...]

Social Security Organisation Socso is urging more clinics to participate as panel clinics under the Socso Free Health Screening Programme which starts in January.

Presently, only 392 out of 5,000 clinics nationwide have registered with the programme which is not enough to cover some 2 million eligible Socso members.

The free health screening for Socso members was [...]

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has allocated RM200 million for a total of 1.97 million workers aged above 40 to undergo health screening beginning January.

Socso Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) Datuk Dr Mohd Azman Aziz Mohd said this was in line with the Budget announced by the Prime Minister on Sept. 28, that Socso would provide [...]

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