Sign up for the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme by SOCSO!
Last year, the Ministry of Human Resources made it compulsory for all e-hailing drivers to register and contribute to SOCSO (Social Security Organization) also known as PERKESO. As you may have heard from the media recently, SOCSO intends to initiate enforcement under the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 starting on 1 August 2019. According to SOCSO, those who fail to register and contribute to the scheme may be subjected to a fine of between RM500 and RM4,000.
We value your safety and well-being whilst on the road, where anything could possibly happen when we least expect it. Hence, we want to encourage you to register and contribute as it’s always best that you and your loved ones are covered for the unexpected.
Self-Employment Social Security Scheme
This scheme, is entirely for your benefit with a contribution starting from RM13.10 per month or RM157.20 per year.
You and your family will be insured at least RM1,000 per month, paid continuously to you until you are fit to drive again, if you ever meet with an accident.
Do I need to contribute to SOCSO?
This is a requirement by the Ministry of Human Resources. It is compulsory for all e-hailing drivers to register and contribute to SOCSO.
Do I need to contribute to SOCSO through the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme if I am a driver-partner who has a full-time job (where my salary gets deducted for SOCSO)?
Yes, because the scheme for an employee in a company is different from the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme. The Self-Employment Social Security Scheme is compulsory for self-employed taxi, e-hailing and bus drivers.
Do I need to have a PSV licence to contribute to SOCSO through the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme?
No, the only documents you need is your driving licence and a screenshot of your driver profile in the Grab Driver App.
Will my driver account be suspended or banned if I do not contribute to SOCSO?
No, Grab will not take any action against you. However, SOCSO is currently checking on e-hailing drivers status and intends to impose a fine of between RM500 and RM4,000 to those who fail to register and contribute to the scheme.