Domestic Workers

DOMESTIC WORKERS

SOCIAL SECURITY COVERAGE EXPANSION FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS

Domestic workers will be covered under Employees' Social Security Act (Act 4) and Employment Insurance System (Act 800) that will be enforced starting 1 June 2021.

Domestic Worker Definition

A domestic worker is a person employed exclusively in the work or in connection with work of a private dwelling house and not of any trade, business or profession carried on by the employer in such dwelling house.

Example of Domestic Workers

  • Housemaid

  • Personal Driver

  • Gardener

  • Personal Bodyguard

  • Personal Security Guard

  • Personal Cook

  • Caregiver

  • Nanny

Registration

Registration for employers and employees can be made starting 16 June 2021.

Step 2 (Complete Forms)

Complete forms listed in Step 1.

Scan the filled forms separately.

Prepare a copy of the following documents:

  • Employer's identity card or passport.
  • Domestic worker's identity card or passport.

Step 3 (Get ID)

Get ID to upload the documents into system (ASSIST system) - email the Borang Permohonan Enrolment Penggunaan Portal ASSIST to:

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Your ID and temporary password will be emailed to you.

Step 4

Login to the ASSIST portal using the ID that has been emailed to you and upload the registration forms along with the supportive documents (refer Step 1 and Step 2).

For reference, please refer to our Quick Reference Guide.

Domestic Worker Eligibility

  • Malaysian Citizens / Permanent Residents / Temporary Residents.
  • Foreigners with legitimate travel documents.

Employer Eligibility

  • Malaysian Citizens
  • Foreigners who hire Malaysian Citizens / Permanent Residents / Temporary Residents as domestic workers.
Act / Domestic Worker Act 4 Act 800
Employment Injury Scheme Invalidity Scheme Emplyment Insurance System
Malaysian Citizen Eligible Eligible Eligible
Permanent Resident Eligible Eligible Eligible
Temporary Resident Eligible Eligible Eligible
Foreign Worker Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible
Employer Contribution 1.25% 0.5% 0.2%
Employee Contribution - 0.5% 0.2%

Employer Circular

FAQ

Registration Guideline

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Self-Employment Social Security Scheme

SELF-EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME

The Self-Employment Social Security Scheme was introduced to provide protection for individuals who are self-employed under the provisions of the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017.

In the beginning, this scheme is compulsory for the self-employed in the Passenger Transportation Sector which are taxi, e-hailing and bus drivers under the provisions of the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017, which took effect on 1 June 2017.

Effective from 1 January 2020, the scheme is extended to 19 other sectors.

  • Good and Food Transport

  • Agriculture

  • Livestock

  • Forestry

  • Fisheries

  • Food

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Hawkers

  • Accomodation Premises

  • Online Business

  • Information Technology

  • Data Processing

  • Agents

  • Professional Services

  • Support Services

  • Arts

  • Household Services

  • Beauty and Healthcare

The coverage for self-employed individual contributing to the scheme starts from the date and time the contribution is paid and recognised on the contribution payment receipt.

PROTECTION OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME

This Scheme provides protection for self-employed insured persons against employment injuries including occupational diseases and accidents during work-related activities.

Self-employment injury means personal injury to self-employed insured person caused by an accident or an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of his or her self-employment activity including while travelling for the purpose of his or her self-employment activity.

Occupational disease is a disease caused by or arising from any occupation specified in the Fifth Schedule of the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969. This scheme provides cash benefits to the insured persons and their dependants besides medical treatment, physical rehabilitation and vocational training.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Malaysian citizen / permanent resident without age limit;

  • Individuals who work for themselves to earn a living

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

  • Photocopy of identity card (IC)

  • Copy of driving licence / e-hailing profile / permit / certificate or letter of confirmation from the relevant association or agency subject to the type of sector

PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTION

  • Contribution payment can made on monthly or yearly basis

  • Payment can be made by cash at all SOCSO offices.

  • Payment method through online payment via internet banking at https://matrix.perkeso.gov.my/. For guideline, please click 'Help' button.

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SCHEDULE OF CONTRIBUTIONS

No Insured Monthly Earning Contribution Payment Per Month Contribution Payment Per Yearn
1 RM1,050 RM13.10 RM157.20
2 RM1,550 RM19.40 RM232.80
3 RM2,950 RM36.90 RM442.80
4 RM3,950 RM49.40 RM592.80

BENEFITS

  • MEDICAL BENEFIT

  • TEMPORARY DISABLEMENT BENEFIT

  • PERMANENT DISABLEMENT BENEFIT

  • DEPENDANTS' BENEFIT

  • CONSTANT-ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE

  • FUNERAL BENEFIT

  • FACILITIES FOR PHYSICAL OR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

  • EDUCATION BENEFIT

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