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Monday, 18 July 2016

9 benefits of SOCSO | How much do you know?





Just wonder how many of you know full benefits of SOCSO? For me, I would say this is the best and most comprehensive insurance policy offered by government. It is even better than the private insurance. Let me summarize the important points of SOCSO here. **There are lots of money can be claimed**
 
Basically, there are 2 categories of SOCSO insured person as follow:
First Category (Employment Injury and Invalidity Schemes)
For those below 60 years old, the rates of contribution under this category comprise of 1.75% employer’s share and 0.5% employee’s monthly wages.
CLICK HERE for rate of contributions.
 
Second Category (Employment Injury Scheme)
For those above 55 years old when he first register and contribute to SOCSO but below 60 years old, the rate of contribution under this category is only 1.25% of the employee’s monthly wages solely borne by employer.

There are 2 types of benefits (i.e. Employment Injury Scheme Benefits and Invalidity Scheme Benefits) can be enjoyed by SOSCO insured person.

 

9 Benefits of Employment Injury Scheme:

1) MEDICAL BENEFIT [Free medical treatment at all SOCSO's panel]
Employees suffering from employment injuries or occupational diseases may receive free medical treatment at SOCSO’s panel clinic or Government clinic / hospital. Treatment must be continued until they are fully recovered.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

2) TEMPORARY DISABLEMENT BENEFIT [
The daily rate is minimum of RM30.00 per day to maximum of RM105.33 per day]
Temporary Disablement Benefit is paid for the period the employee is on medical leave certified by a doctor for not less than four (4) days including the day of accident. However, Temporary Disablement Benefit will NOT be paid for the days for which the employee works and earns wages during this period.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

3) PERMANENT DISABLEMENT BENEFIT [Permanent disability assessment payment claim and daily rate is minimum of RM30.00 per day to maximum of RM118.50 per day]
Permanent Disablement is defined as a permanent disability due employment injury that reduces employees’ ability to perform his duties. The employee can claim this benefit after the last day of temporary disablement.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

4) CONSTANCE-ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE [Allowance is fixed at RM500 per month]
This allowance is paid to an employee who is suffering from total permanent disablement and is so severely incapacitated as to constantly require the personal attendance of another person.

CLICK HERE for more details.  

5) FACILITIES FOR PHYSICAL OR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION [Free physical and vocational rehabilitation provided]
Rehabilitation facilities may be provided free of charge by the Organization to an employee who suffers permanent disablement.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

6) RETURN TO WORK PROGRAMME
SOCSO’s Return to Work (RTW) program was introduced on the 15th of January 2007 for Insured Person suffering from employment injury or claiming to be invalid. The Return to Work program involves a proactive approach taken in helping Insured Person with injuries or diseases, opportunities to safe and productive work activities as soon as it is medically possible or when maximum medical improvement is achieved with a primary focus of minimizing the impact of injuries or disabilities.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

7) DEPENDANTS' BENEFIT [Daily rate is minimum of RM30.00 per day to maximum of RM118.50 per day]
If an employee dies as a result of employment injury, his dependents are eligible to this benefit.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

8) FUNERAL BENEFIT [Amount paid will be the actual amount incurred or RM1500 whichever is lower]
Funeral Benefit will be paid to the eligible person as prescribed in the Act, if the employee dies due to any cause. In the absence of such person, the benefit will be paid to the person who actually incurs the expenditure.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

9) EDUCATION BENEFIT [Education Loan interest fixed at 2%pa]
Education Benefit is a SOCSO benefit that can come in the form of education benefits or scholarships to dependent beneficiaries based on PERKESO’s Benefits Schedule and meet the SOCSO's requirement.


8 Benefits of Invalidity Scheme:
1) INVALIDITY PENSION [Pension amounting to 1/3 of the average salary or min. RM475 per month]
Insured person will receive a pension amounting to 1/3 of the average salary that the employee is receiving before the disability invalidity

Invalidity is defined as permanent morbid conditions that are unlikely to be cured which ultimately cause a loss of income for the employee.

Coverage includes invalidity caused by any circumstances not relating to work. This includes invalidity due to chronic diseases such as heart attacks, kidney failure, cancer, mental illness, asthma and so forth.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

2) INVALIDITY GRANT [For those paid less than 12 monthly contributions]
Invalidity Grant is payable to the eligible insured persons who have been certified invalid by the Medical Board but not eligible for invalidity pension due to failure to complete any qualifying conditions.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

3) CONSTANCE-ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE [Fixed at RM500 per month]
This allowance is paid to an employee who is suffering from invalidity and is so severely incapacitated as to constantly require the personal attendance of another person, certified by Medical Board.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

4) SURVIVORS' PENSION [The rate of Survivors’ Pension for full qualifying period is from 50% to 65% of the average of assumed monthly wage subject to a minimum pension of RM475 per month]
Survivors’ Pension is payable to the eligible dependents of an insured person who dies irrespective of the cause of death not related to employment.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

5) FUNERAL BENEFIT [The amount paid will be the actual amount incurred or max RM1500]
Funeral Benefit will be paid to the eligible person as prescribed in the Act, if the employee dies due to any cause. In the absence of such person, the benefit will be paid to the person who actually incurs the expenditure.

CLICK HERE for more details.

6) FACILITIES FOR PHYSICAL OR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND DIALYSIS
Rehabilitation facilities are made available by SOCSO for physical and technical rehabilitation for all employees that have permanent disabilities, and all costs will be borne by SOCSO based on prevailing terms and conditions.

CLICK HERE for more details.

7) RETURN TO WORK PROGRAMME
SOCSO’s Return to Work (RTW) program was introduced on the 15th of January 2007 for Insured Person suffering from employment injury or claiming to be invalid. The Return to Work program involves a proactive approach taken in helping Insured Person with injuries or diseases, opportunities to safe and productive work activities as soon as it is medically possible or when maximum medical improvement is achieved with a primary focus of minimizing the impact of injuries or disabilities.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

8) EDUCATION BENEFIT [Education Loan interest fixed at 2%pa]
Education Benefit is a SOCSO benefit that can come in the form of education benefits or scholarships (For education benefits at diploma and degree level education, borrowers may apply to convert their loans into scholarships if the final academic results fulfill the conditions set by SOCSO) to dependent beneficiaries based on PERKESO’s Benefits Schedule and meet the SOCSO'Ss requirement.

CLICK HERE for more details. 

NOTE:
1. To check your registration status CLICK HERE 
2. The insured person must have monthly contribution been paid for at least 24 months within a period of 40 consecutive months preceding the month of his death.
3. Making claims - To apply, Insured Member person must complete and submit the following:
  1. Invalidity Notice (Form PKS (F) 41)
  2. Medical report
  3. A copy of the Insured Person’s Identification Card




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