KUALA TERENGGANU – Civil servants are urged to contribute to the Housewives’ Social Safety Scheme (SKSSR) on behalf of their wives for his or her safety towards home accidents whereas managing the family.
Human Sources Minister V. Sivakumar mentioned that was one of many strategies that might be used to extend the variety of folks coated by the scheme.
“Public consciousness of the scheme remains to be low…our goal is to have 500,000 contributors this yr, and we’ve got about six months to realize it.
“The Social Safety Organisation (Socso) is taking all initiatives to boost consciousness (of the scheme) amongst housewives and husbands, in addition to for civil servants (to contribute),” he informed reporters after officiating the Myfuturejobs and SKSSR 2023 Profession Carnival, right here right now.
In keeping with Sivakumar, as of July 2, SKSSR had protected a complete of 178,710 housewives nationwide.
Sivakumar mentioned that the quantity was nonetheless low, despite the fact that SKSSR offers varied safety advantages and the contribution price is decrease than that of different insurance coverage schemes.
He additionally mentioned that the ministry will maintain discussions with the Congress of Unions of Staff within the Public and Civil Providers (Cuepacs) to search out the very best technique to implement the cost of contributions involving civil servants.
Sivakumar added that for the reason that SKSSR was first carried out on Dec 1 final yr, a complete of RM350,000 in advantages has been paid out to contributing housewives, involving 145 circumstances nationwide.
The scheme offers safety towards home damage and invalidity for contributing housewives.
These struggling home accidents shall be eligible for medical and everlasting incapacity advantages, services for bodily or vocational rehabilitation and dialysis, funeral bills and survivors’ pension.
Below the scheme, housewives aged under 55 solely must pay a contribution of RM120 per yr upfront to obtain 12 consecutive months of protection. – Bernama