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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

Pension delay for cabinet scrutiny

The Social Security Office (SSO) will seek cabinet approval for its proposal to have new subscribers receive pension payouts at their retirement age of 60 instead of the present 55 years of age.The office said the change will apply to new subscribers, not those who ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Subsidies shore up SMEs ahead of Nov 1

More than 5,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) joined a government subsidy programme to help them retain employees on the first day of registration on Wednesday, said Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin.Applicants can register until Nov 20, according to the ministry. The programme was designed to ...

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

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

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

Social Security Fund assures its stability

The Social Security Office has dismissed rumours it cannot afford to pay compensation to employees affected by the Covid-19 measures due to the overwhelming number of applicants and the market slump that may have affected its investment.The assurance came after the Social Security Fund (SSF) ...

Bangkok Post 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

Government hospitals to get more funding

The Social Security Office (SSO) will increase the contribution it pays to its affiliated hospitals by 16% in order to improve the quality of care provided at the facilities, said permanent labour secretary and SSO chairman Suthi Sukosol on Wednesday.Mr Suthi said the decision to ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

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