It became a statutory body effective July 1, 1985.
Social Security Organization (SOCSO) provides social security protection by social insurance including medical and cash benefits, provision of artificial aids and rehabilitation to employees to reduce the sufferings and to provide financial guarantees and protection to the family.
SOCSO is mandated to administer and enforce the following laws and regulations:
Employee Social Security Act 1969 [Act 4]
Employee Social Security (General) Regulations 1971
Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 [Act 789]
Employment Insurance System Act 2017 [Act 800]
Social Security Organization (SOCSO) provides coverage to employees through 2 main schemes namely:
Employment Injury Insurance Scheme: provides protection for accidents that occur while traveling, arising out of and in the course of employment and occupational diseases
Invalidity Pension Scheme: provides protection against invalidity or death due to any cause not connected with employment.
Benefits include medical benefit, temporary and permanent disablement benefit, constant attendance allowance, dependant's benefit, funeral benefit, rehabilitation benefit and education benefit, survivors' pension, invalidity grant.
Effective June 1, 2016, every employer with one or more employees, who are Malaysian citizens or permanent residents and employed for a monthly salary of RM4,000 or below under a contract of service or apprenticeship is required to register and pay the contributions to SOCSO. Employers will be compounded for failing to do so.
Effective July 2, 2018, SOCSO extended its coverage to husbands and wives of those who are employed by their respective spouses to work in enterprises.
Effective January 1, 2019, SOCSO extended its coverage to all foreign workers under the Employment Injury (EI) Scheme.
Employees exempted from SOCSO's coverage are:
Government permanent servants
Spouses of a sole proprietor or partnership owner
Screenshot of Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO) official website
The official site of Social Security Organization (SOCSO) features:
Employer and Employee Eligibility and Registration
Payment and Rate of Contributions
Employment Injury Scheme
Employment Injury Scheme for Foreign Workers
Self-Employed Employment Injury Scheme
Employment Insurance System (EIS)
Checklists and Forms
Panel Clinics and Dialysis Centres
Enforcement and FAQs
SOCSO State Offices
Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial
No. 281, Jalan Ampang
50538 Kuala Lumpur