The Star (Online) : 04/01/2018

PUTRAJAYA: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will conduct a thorough investigation within seven working days on claims from individuals who have lost their jobs this year since the implementation of the Employment Insurance System (EIS) on Monday.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said if the claims are found to be true, the individuals who lost their jobs stand to receive the EIS interim benefit payment of RM600 for a maximum of three months under the Employment Insurance System Act 2017.

Riot said his ministry had received 33 applications for the EIS interim benefit so far.

“The interim benefit is funded by the Government with an allocation of RM122mil channelled to Socso.

He said the EIS is a social safety net programme, involving job insurance and employment services, that provides temporary financial benefits, job search, job placement, career counselling and training to help the jobless find work.

“This move is implemented to strengthen the social security protection as well as those who have lost their jobs.

“They will be specifically assisted in obtaining new jobs through the services available,” he added.

The implementation of EIS, said Riot, will also benefit and protect the interest of 6.5 million existing workers under the Employees Social Security Act 1969.

Those who want further information can call Socso at 1300 228 000 or visit www.perkeso.gov.my/sp or go to the Socso offices nationwide.
Meanwhile, Socso chairman Tan Sri Dr Aseh Che Mat said the organisation is estimating a collection of RM479.5mil from the EIS this year from 430,000 employers and 6.6 million workers.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be launching the EIS this month at Wisma Perkeso. — Bernama

03/01/2018 - Retrenched Workers To Get 3 Monthly RM600 Payments Under EIS

Retrenched Workers To Get 3 Monthly RM600 Payments Under EIS

The Malaysian Insight (Online) : 03/01/2018

PRIVATE sector employees who lose their jobs will be eligible to receive RM600 a month for a maximum of three months starting next year, said Human Resource Minister Richard Riot.

The Sun Daily reported Riot saying that those who lost their employment this year can apply to Social Security Organisation (Socso) for the temporary unemployment financial aid on Socso’s web portal and at its offices, or at the urban transformation centres.

The payout will start in January 2019, said Riot in a statement yesterday.

Applicants for the unemployment benefit will be required to participate in a re-employment placement programme.

Under the Employment Insurance System Act 2017 (EIS) passed last year, employers and employees have each to contribute 0.2% of the employee's monthly salary to the scheme’s fund starting next month.

Riot said the EIS was an important economic policy to improve the people’s quality of life and for the country to remain competitive.

Socio chief executive officer Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said employees retrenched via voluntary separation and mutual separation schemes are also eligible for the benefit. January 3, 2018.


02/01/2018- Up To RM600 In EIS benefits For Those Eligible: Riot

Up To RM600 In EIS benefits For Those Eligible: Riot

The Sun Daily (Online) : 02/01/2018

PETALING JAYA: Employees who lose their jobs this year are eligible for interim benefits payment from Social Security Organisation (Socso) of up to RM600 per month under the recently passed Employment Insurance System Act 2017 (Act 800) (EIS).

Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said the government's temporary measure will see those eligible paid cash benefits of RM600 per month for a maximum of three months and are required to participate in the Re-Employment Placement Programme.

"Workers who lose their jobs between the period of Jan 1 to Dec 31, this year may apply for the interim benefits through Socso's Online portal http://www.perkeso.gov.my which is accessible on any online application, Urban Transformation Centre (UTC)s, or come forward to any Socso office throughout Malaysia," he said in a statement, today.

Riot also urged all employers and employees to carry out their responsibilities dutifully as the EIS is a very crucial economic policy in supporting the government's initiative to improve the quality of life and for the nation to remain competitive.

"Starting from February 2018, employers may register and make payment for contributions through Socso's Assist portal whereas the first payment of EIS benefits for workers with loss of employment shall commence in January 2019," he added.

The EIS which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on Dec 17 is targeted to assist private sector workers who lose their jobs to get financial assistance and find new jobs.

Under the EIS scheme, the contribution from employers will be 0.2% of an employee's monthly salary and likewise from the employee.

Anyone who has lost their employment is qualified to apply for the interim benefits payments subject to the provisions of the Act.

For further information on the EIS, please contact SOCSO at 1300 22 8000 or visit SOCSO's official website at www.perkeso.gov.my/sip from time to time for the latest updates.




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