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SSO promises workers will get Covid vaccines in June

The Social Security Office (SSO) has assured employees covered under Section 33 of the Social Security Act (SSA) that the vaccination drive against Covid-19 will begin in June.Its 80 contracted hospitals across the country are ready to provide them with the service, said SSO spokesman ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

80 per cent of employees under social security want to be vaccinated

About 80 per cent of people who are insured under the social security scheme want to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said on Saturday.“The ministry has let employers survey their employees’ need to get Covid-19 vaccine using an online platform on the ...

The Nation Reporter

Free flu vaccines for social security members aged over 50

Social security scheme members who are more than 50 years old will be eligible for free influenza vaccine with effect from October 15.“Persons under the social security scheme aged over 50 years will be eligible to receive influenza vaccines free of charge once a year ...

The Nation 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

'Enough social security money' to cover almost 1m laid off in pandemic

The Social Security Office (SSO) has confirmed it has sufficient funds to pay unemployment support for almost 1 million people who have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 crisis.Todsapol Krittawongwiman, SSO secretary-general, said there had been 1,117,841 applications for support but only 958,304 qualified. The ...

The Nation Reporter

Compensation sought for employees of Covid-hit firms

Labour Minister Chatu Mongkol Sonakul will ask the Cabinet to grant compensation to employees under the social security scheme whose businesses were not ordered to shut by the government but are still affected by Covid-19 crisis.Speaking on Friday (April 10), Chatu said that he would ...

The Nation Reporter

Number of people seeking unemployment benefits on the rise

As many as 144,861 people have registered for social security benefits for unemployment in the month of March, marking a 41.89 per cent and 48.38 per cent increase compared to January and February respectively, Suchart Phonchaiwisetkun, director-general of the Department of Employment, revealed on Friday ...

The Nation Reporter

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

Limiting universal healthcare to those who earn less than Bt100,000 unfair, says activist

A PROMINENT health activist yesterday attacked the government over reports that it plans to provide free medical service under the universal healthcare scheme to only those earning less than Bt100,000 a year.This idea made the headlines earlier this week, causing widespread concern. The scheme currently ...

Chularat Saengpassa

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