SOCSO (Social Security Organization) & PERKESO (Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial)

SOCSO & Perkeso

SOCSO (Social Security Organization), also known as PERKESO (Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial), was established to provide social security protections to all employees/workers in Malaysia.

Every company is required to contribute SOCSO for its employees, whether they are full/part time, permanent or temporary, employment or contract. A company must remit the contribution sum to Perkeso Office before the end of the following month.

Failing to submit the forms & remit the payment within the period will result in late interest (penalty) charged by Perkeso.


Functions of SOCSO

The functions of SOCSO (PERKESO) are as follows:

  1. Registration of employers and employees
  2. Collection of contribution from employers and employees
  3. Payment of benefits to workers and/or their dependents when tragedy strikes
  4. Provision of physical and vocational rehabilitation benefits
  5. promotion of awareness of occupational safety and health

Who do not eligible for SOCSO?

Those who are not eligible for SOCSO protections are stated below:

  1. Government servants
  2. Foreign employers
  3. Self-employed persons
  4. Sole proprietors & Partnership
  5. Domestic servants or spouse

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SOCSO Helps Mother Who Lost Her Source Of Income After Son Died In Accident

SOCSO Helps Mother Who Lost Her Source Of Income After Son Died In Accident

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The Kluang Social Security Organisation (Socso)  gave financial aid to a family who lost their sole breadwinner in Kampung Tenglu here.

Kluang Socso manager Zanurin Zakaria, who visited the family recently, said the SOCSO presented a cheque of RM1,500 to Wan Zabidah.

Wan Zabidah Wan Mohammad, 47, a single mother, lost her eldest son Mohammad Helmi Othman, 22, in a road accident on 29 June 2013.  Read More

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Snatch-theft Victim’s Parents Receive RM882 Monthly From SOCSO

Snatch-theft Victim’s Parents Receiving RM882 Monthly From SOCSO

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Tar Ah Wah, 66, and his wife Ler Kim Eng, 64, recently received news that they would be given a monthly contribution from Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (Perkeso) or Socso following the death of their daughter, a snatch-theft victim who had succumbed to her injuries.

Kluang Socso manager Zanurin Zakaria said the parents would be entitled to RM882 monthly under the Faedah Pengurusan Mayat scheme.  Read More

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SOCSO: only 10% eligible members did free health screening tests

SOCSO: only 10% eligible members did free health screening testsOnly 200,000 out of the 1.9 million eligible members have gone for the free health screening programme (HSP) sponsored by the Social Security Organisation (Socso).

The HSP is for employees aged 40 years and above.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib urged Socso members not to waste the opportunity to check their health. Read More

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SOCSO Panel Clinics for Free Medical Check Up

SOCSO Panel Clinics

The SOCSO members that are entitled for free medical check up are advised to visit the following SOCSO Panel Clinics or Government Clinics/Hospitals to carry out Free Health Screening:

List of SOCSO Panel Clinics:

1)   Perlis  [ Click here for details ]

2)   Kedah  [ Click here for details ]

3)   Pulau Pinang  [ Click here for details ]  Read More

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63,000 Government Servants Are Now Covered By SOCSO

S.SubramaniamPUTRAJAYA (29 March 2013): THE government will extend the Social Security Organisation protection to all temporary and contract staff from May 1, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said yesterday.

They are among the 63,000 government employees to benefit from coverage under the employment injury and invalidity pension schemes similar to the benefits enjoyed by employees in the private sector. Read More

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Socso to give RM20 daily allowance under ‘Return to Work’ plan

S.Subramaniam3PETALING JAYA (19 March 2013): 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.  Read More

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Socso Raise Age Limit From 55 to 60

nbc-socso4MALACCA (7 March 2013): 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.  Read More

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SOCSO: Free Medical Check-up For Members Above 40

How to register SOCSO in Malaysia?BATU PAHAT (29 January 2013): Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributors over the age of 40 can now get free medical check-ups at 50 private clinics in the district.

A total of 34,793 people will benefit from the move by Socso in Batu Pahat. They are entitled to a one-off full check-up to identify illnesses, especially non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes and cancer.  Read More

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Private Clinics Advised To Register Online With SOCSO

nbc-socso4KUCHING (26 January 2013): Local private clinics and private laboratories have been advised to register online with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) so that they can be eligible to provide health screening services to qualified Socso members in Sarawak.

State Socso director John Riba Marin said some 160,000 Socso members are eligible to receive the free health screening vouchers in the state.  Read More

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