Social security and veterans

Social security and veterans policy and administration

Govt to subsidise workers' SSF contributions May-July

The government will subsidise registered workers’ welfare payments after the cabinet agreed to reduce their contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) in light of economic pressures, says the Labour Ministry.The decision to reduce workers’ contribution was among 10 measures agreed by the cabinet last ...

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

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

Thailand boosts unemployment benefits and cuts taxes to help citizens faced with Covid costs

Thai social security contributions are to be lowered from 5 to 3 per cent for three months from January following approval by the cabinet Tuesday.The unemployment benefit for those let go due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic was increased from 50 per cent ...

Govt cuts welfare fund payments due to Covid

The Social Security Office (SSO) is to reduce employers and employees’ contributions to the worker welfare fund.SSO secretary-general Thossaphol Kritwongwiman said on Friday the ministry had decided to cut the contributions for three months, from January to March.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

SSO payments cut again to ease pain

Monthly social security contributions by employers and employees will be cut for the second time as a Covid-19 relief measure from September until November.Pissamai Nitipaiboon, deputy secretary-general of the Social Security Office (SSO), said the cabinet has approved the SSO board’s request for a reduced ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

5,000-baht SSF stipend moves forth

The Finance Ministry has approved the Labour Ministry’s proposal to provide leftover budget as a cash handout of 5,000 baht a month to nearly 90,000 workers registered under the Social Security Fund who were affected by the pandemic.“The Social Security Office (SSO) has submitted a ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Increased benefits for unemployed

The Cabinet approved a Labour Ministry proposal to change the period and rate of benefits people can receive when they are unemployed due to force majeure, Prime Minister’s Office spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat announced today (March 31).According to previous rules, people can receive benefits amounting to ...

The Nation Reporter

Relief programme for workers hit by business closures

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak announced on Tuesday (March 24) that the government has approved financial assistance for those who have become unemployed or affected by closures of business venues where they worked as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Social security fund to lend helping hand

The Social Security Board (SSB) on Friday decided to offer financial help to workers registered under its social security system who have either lost their jobs or have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Effective from March 1, workers who have lost their jobs because ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

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