Socso squad helps ben­e­fi­cia­ries ob­tain claim pay­ments

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KENINGAU: The set­ting up of a spe­cial squad by the So­cial Se­cu­rity Or­gan­i­sa­tion (SOCSO) has en­abled it to track down the next-of-kin of mem­bers who died to of­fer its as­sis­tance, in­clud­ing help­ing to make ar­range­ments for claims.

A tes­ti­mony of this can be seen with the or­gan­i­sa­tion be­ing able to dis­burse pay­ments to­talling RM66,086.72 in claims to the next-of-kin of two of its sub­scribers, in­clud­ing An­sat @ An­sapat An­daku @ An­duto, a labourer who died from high­blood pres­sure in 1993.

Lumah Bin­saluk, who is An­sat’s ben­e­fi­ciary, re­ceived a cheque for RM33,602.78 and pen­sion grant of RM255.67 at a cer­e­mony or­gan­ised by SOCSO yes­ter­day.

The other re­cip­i­ent is Jam­i­nah Pal­ing, the next-of-kin of se­cu­rity guard Savar­i­nus Ta­malang. who died in 2012 from bac­te­ria in­fec­tion. She re­ceived a cheque for RM32,483.94 and pen­sion grant of RM475 a month.

The cheques were handed over by Keningau SOCSO man­ager Ri­jal Ja­malud­din.

“This is pos­si­ble through ef­forts by the SCSO Squad which was ac­ti­vated in Keningau early this month,” said Ri­jal when met by Ber­nama af­ter the cer­e­mony.

He said fol­low­ing investigation, it was found that the next-of-kin were not aware of the ben­e­fits pro­vided by SOCSO.

“They also have prob­lems with the doc­u­men­ta­tion, but through the SOCSO Squad, we were able to re­solve them.

“Our fo­cus and ob­jec­tive are to pro­tect the wel­fare of work­ers and as­sist their next-of-kin to make claims,” he said. - Ber­nama

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