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Cabinet okays THB10.98 billion more for employers, workers

The cabinet on Tuesday approved an additional budget of THB10.98 billion for both employers and employees under Section 33 of the Social Security Act who have been affected by the lockdown of 13 provinces in the maximum control zone (dark red zone), government spokesman Anucha ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt changes tune as SSO jabs resume

The Labour Ministry made a U-turn yesterday, announcing that vaccinations in Bangkok for people insured under Section 33 of the Social Security Act would resume tomorrow after being suspended last week.On Friday, the Social Security Office (SSO), which is under the ministry’s supervision, abruptly postponed ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

SSO looks to cut SSF contributions

The Social Security Office (SSO) is to seek the cabinet’s approval to cut social security fund (SSF) contributions to support those affected by Covid-19 for three months.Surachai Chaitrakulthong, assistant to the labour minister, said on Thursday the Federation of Thai Industry had asked the ministry ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Cabinet approves plan to set up national pension fund

The cabinet has agreed to set up a national pension fund that would force employees out of provident funds and cut the public budget.The move is being taken because Thailand is becoming an ageing society — it is estimated that the country will have a ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

No problems reported as ministry disburses Bt5.7 billion under cash handout scheme

The Ministry of Labour on Monday disbursed over Bt5.72 billion cash to those registered for the latest cash handout scheme — “Mor33 Rao Rak Kan” (Section33 We Love Each Other) — without any problem, Minister Suchart Chomklin said.The scheme offers Bt4,000 via the Pao Tang ...

The Nation Reporter

7m Social Security benefit holders sign up for new COVID-19 payout

The government’s latest payout campaign for workers registered with Social Security already has 7.1 million applicants since registration opening. The Social Security Office is now providing assistance to persons facing issues with their application, and is set to assist with appeals ahead of schedule.The Social ...

NNT Reporter

B4,000 handouts approved for salaried workers

The cabinet has approved 4,000-baht Covid-19 handouts for salaried workers under the Social Security system.Under the “Section 33 We Love Each Other” programme, around 9.3 million company employees — those under Section 33 of the 1990 Social Security Act — will be given 1,000 baht ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Informal workers to receive 40% off SSF

The cabinet is expected to next week endorse a proposal to offer workers in the informal economy under the social security system a 40% discount on the monthly contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) for a period of six months.The proposed Covid-19 relief measure ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Eligibility extension under consideration

People registered in the social security system are in the pipeline to be eligible to receive the 7,000-baht money transfer under the Rao Chana (We Win) scheme, says Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.Some of the 11 million employees, who are covered under Section 33 of the ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Cut eyed for worker SSF portion

The Labour Ministry will seek cabinet approval for a reduced contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) by employees from 3% to 0.5% in February and March to ease the financial plight of employees affected by Covid-19.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin on Friday said the board ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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