Malaysian Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) has recognised Covid-19 as an occupational disease. If the SOCSO member infected with COVID-19 at workplace, they can apply for SOCSO claim under Employment Injury Scheme.
This claim has reduced employer’s burden and assure the financial sources of employee who are infected with Covid-19.
If the workplace is not fixed for the employee (eg: salesman), the employer is required to prepare a confirmation letter to prove that this employee is infected at the workplace to make the claim.
1. Is the claim processed by the employer or the employee?
-Can be applied by employer
2. Is there a deadline to apply after infected?
-Try to report to SOCSO within 48 hours
3.SOCSO's claim method
-Claim on the number of days the employee is isolated and the average daily
-Provide financial assistance to employee’s dependants through monthly survivor’s pension if death occurs and employee’s dependants will get a one-time funeral allowance of RM2,000 if death occurs
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-SOCSO claims form (Borang 34)
-Copy of Identity Card (NRIC)
-Original Sick Leave Certificate
-Copy of attendance report of the month / employer's confirmation letter (if no attendance record)
-Covid-19 Positive Confirmation Report
-Copy of 6-month salary slip before the accident
-Copy of the front page of employee’ bank account statement
5. How to apply?
-Employers can submit the application to the nearest SOCSO Office or apply online at the following link
Application Link: https://faedah.perkeso.gov.my/
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Published : 7-Sep-2021