Friday, September 4, 2009

Socso: New programme for disabled.

Good news for those who are disabled due to occupational injuries.The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will soon launch a programme called "Return To Work"

A form of rehabilitation training, Socso members would be retrained for new employment opportunities apart from being provided with other support.

“This way we will also be able to change their mindset to not depend solely on their Socso disability pension,” said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam according to the media report.

Dr Subramaniam said participants of the programme would receive a monthly allowance of RM500 for bachelors, and RM800 for those with families and dependants.

The report also noted taht Socso has appointed 10 case managers to carry out the programme and to study each participant’s case.