KENINGAU, Oct 13 — 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 high-blood 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 here today.
The other recipient is Jaminah Paling, the next-of-kin of security guard Savarinus Tamalang. who died in 2012 from bacterial 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 Socso 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