Job Seeker Handbook
9.2 Compulsory Contribute To SOCSO
- An employee employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship and earning a monthly wages of RM2,000 and below must compulsorily register and contribute to SOCSO regardless of the employment status whether it is permanent, temporary or casual in nature.
- An employee must be registered with the SOCSO irrespective of the age.
- SOCSO only covers Malaysian workers and permanent residents. As a result, foreign workers are protected under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1952.
- Nevertheless, SOCSO does not cover the following categories of persons :
- A person whose wages exceed RM2,000 a month and has never been covered before.
- Government employees.
- Domestic servants employed to work in a private dwelling house which includes a cook, gardeners, house servants, watchman, washer woman and driver.
- Employees who have attained the age of 55 only for purposes of invalidity but if they continue to work they should be covered under the Employment Injuries Scheme.
- Self-employed persons.
- Foreign workers.
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