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Lack of funds delays SSO compensation for jobless subscribers

Aug 17. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Social Security Office (SSO) has to postpone the payment of compensation to subscribers who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 outbreak, as the Finance Ministry is still working on allocating funds.

Under Section 33 of the Social Security Act, people who lose their jobs due to events such as an outbreak will be provided a compensation of Bt5,000 per month for three months provided they have contributed to the social security fund for no less than six months within the last 15 months before they were forced to stop working.

On July 21, the Cabinet approved Bt896.64 million for the SSO to pay Bt15,000 in a one-off compensation to 59,776 eligible persons within August.

“As of now, the Finance Ministry has yet to complete the allocation process, resulting in the SSO having to postpone the payment indefinitely,” the news bureau under the government’s Public Relations Department reported. “SSO will start disbursing funds to subscribers as soon as it gets the funds.”

Contact SSO via www.sso.go.th, the 1506 hotline, e-mail [email protected] or download the “SSO Connect Mobile” app for more information.

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