Who has to contribute to SOCSO and who is not covered?

Effective from 1 June 2016, the Employees’ Social Security Act, 1969 states that all employees who are under employment must contribute to SOCSO. Also be sure to note that:

  1. The rate of contributions has been updated, the maximum contribution is now set to wages exceeding RM 4,000. Please refer to the latest contribution table here.

  2. The ‘Once-in-Always-in’ principle and Notice of Election are no longer effective.

  3. For employees who have never contributed to SOCSO, the employer must fill the Form 2 (Employee Registration Form) and submit to the nearest SOCSO office.

Persons forbidden to contribute

People in these categories are not allowed to contribute.

  • Spouse of a principal or immediate employer

  • Domestic servants

  • Any person whose employment is of casual nature and who is employed otherwise than for the purposes of the employer's industry

  • A tributer, that is, a person who is permitted to win minerals or produce of any kind from or on the land of another and who, in consideration of such permission, gives a proportion of the minerals or produce so won to that other person or pays to him the value of such proportions

  • Foreign workers

  • Any member of Malaysian Armed Forces

  • Any Police Officer

  • A person who has been detained in any prison, Henry Gurney School, approved school, detention camp, mental hospital, or leper settlement

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