Sunday, March 24, 2013

Socso to give RM20 daily allowance

KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will provide contributors who undergo physical and vocational rehabilitation under the "Return to Work" programme with a RM20 daily allowance.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the scheme, which took effect on March 1, was to encourage insured persons who were not eligible for benefit payments under the Disability Pension Scheme or Employment Injury Insurance Scheme to join the programme.
"The physical and vocational rehabilitation facilities are provided free of charge by Socso, which will also reimburse transportation costs," he said in a statement yesterday.
Dr Subramaniam said those who qualified for the allowance included disability pension scheme applicants who had been certified by Socso's panel doctors as free of any disability, but who had been advised to undergo rehabilitation.
"Apart from that, they must have lost their job due to an illness or incapability, or were still in service but not receiving a salary." Bernama

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