Updated: Jul 11
We are pleased to announce that the Housewives' Social Security Act 2022 has been gazetted on 3 October 2022.
This act aims to ensure the social well-being of housewives, families, and communities by establishing the Housewife Social Security Scheme (SKSSR).
The scheme consists of 11 parts, 97 clauses, and eight schedules.
The implementation of SKSSR by the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) extends the social safety net to community groups that were previously not protected.
Housewives are often exposed to various risks, such as accidents, illness, disability, domestic problems, and the increasing cost of living, without adequate financial and welfare support.
Providing proper protection to this group is crucial as they form the backbone of families and communities.
The Act applies to housewives below the age of 55 and does not include those who have reached the age of 54 and have never contributed to SKSSR.
This age limit ensures coordination with the i-Suri program of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). Housewives who have contributed to EPF can withdraw their savings upon reaching 55.
To support the scheme's implementation, the government has allocated RM20 million to protect the first year of contribution to hardcore poor housewives based on the i-Suri scheme's list.
If the husband has registered for SKSSR, he is required to make the contribution before the protection period ends to ensure continuity of protection.
Under this scheme, housewives who contribute are entitled to various benefits, including disability benefits, medical coverage, permanent disablement benefit, constant attendance allowance, survivor's pension, and funeral benefits.
The Housewives' Social Security Act 2022 will greatly benefit housewives and contribute to the overall well-being of families and communities.
Applications to join the SKSS are open tomorrow, and for more information, visit the official SOCSO website at www.perkeso.gov.my or contact the SOCSO customer care service at 1-300-22-8000.
Housewives’ Social Security Act 2022 (Act 838)
Housewives’ Social Security (Registration and Contribution) Regulations 2023 [PU(A) 199_2023]
Housewives’ Social Security (Benefits, Facilities for Physical Rehabilitation and Dialysis) Regulations 2023 [PU (A) 200_2023]
Housewives’ Social Security (Medical Assessor) Regulations 2023 [PU (A) 201_2023]
Housewives’ Social Security (Housewives’ Social Security Tribunal) Regulations 2023 [PU (A) 202_2023]
Housewives’ Social Security (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2023 [PU (A) 203_2023]
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