Sunday, March 17, 2013

Socso to give RM20 a day for those undergoing rehabilitation

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, effective March 1.

Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam (pic) said the scheme 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 the transport costs involved," he said in a statement on Saturday.
Dr Subramaniam said those who qualified for the allowance included disability pension scheme applicants who had been certified by Socso's panel doctors to be 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 were not receiving any salary," he said.
Dr Subramaniam said Socso had set aside RM1.8mil for the rehabilitation allowance and since the 'Return to Work' programme was introduced in 2007, 6,439 workers had been able to resume working. Bernama

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