Kota Sentosa rep urges SOCSO to look into woman’s contributions, benefits eligibility

Yap (seated, centre) and Kapitan Chai Yong Liang (right) during a meeting with SOCSO Sarawak director Tan Phang Chia (left), at his office.
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KUCHING, March 28: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap has called on the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) to conduct a thorough investigation into the contributions made by a woman and determine her entitlement to benefits.

In a statement today, Yap disclosed that his service centre was recently approached for assistance by a relative of a woman residing at the Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

According to Yap, the woman is presently unemployed due to health reasons, while her husband is a stroke patient. “The family has a son who is currently taking care of the woman and her husband,” he further disclosed.

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Due to the challenging circumstances faced by the woman and her family, a relative is seeking assistance to ascertain the contributions made by her employer to SOCSO and her entitlement.

“I have also requested SOCSO’s assistance with the application process for this woman’s entitlement to claim financial benefits,” Yap stated.

He revealed plans to accompany SOCSO officers on a visit to the woman’s home next week to gather more information to support her application for benefits.

Yap highlighted the importance of SOCSO, emphasising, “The government incorporated SOCSO to assist both medical and financial employees who have had their abilities reduced or incapacitated due to accidents or diseases.”

He added, “SOCSO also assists dependents of employees if they die through pensions.”

Individuals requiring assistance can contact his Service Centre’s mobile number at 082-265513 or 011-31893319 or visit directly at E-2-25, 2nd Floor, Gala Street Mall, Gala City, Jalan Tun Jugah, Kempas Heights, 93350 Kuching to request assistance. — DayakDaily

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