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Self-Employment Social Security Scheme is now improved with PenjanaGig!

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In 2018, the Ministry of Human Resources made it compulsory for all e-hailing drivers to register and contribute to the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) also known as PERKESO under the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme. As for delivery-partners on motorcycles, it’s NOT compulsory but you are encouraged to register and contribute to SOCSO.

(Since 1 August 2019, SOCSO has initiated enforcement under the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017, whereby e-hailing drivers who fail to register and contribute to the scheme may be subjected to a fine of between RM500 and RM4,000. The Act also requires a driver-partner to contribute twice if he/she is doing transport and deliveries.)

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. Click here for more information about this scheme.

PenjanaGig Programme

On 5 June 2020, the government announced that the social security for those who are currently involved in the gig economy will be enhanced via the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana).

With the PenjanaGig Programme, the government will contribute 70% annually of the total contribution under Plan 2 of the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme.

To facilitate the transition to PenjanaGig Programme, Grab will no longer have the Deduction Programme for Self-Employment Social Security Scheme via Grab platform.

How does this work?

PenjanaGig Programme is open to all driver-partners and delivery-partners.

Please refer to the diagram below on how to apply for PenjanaGig Programme based on your status:

  1. Existing contributors – currently contributing to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme. You need to pay for the remaining balance in your current plan if you wish to sign up for the PenjanaGig Programme.
  2. New applicants who don’t have an account with SOCSO

If you’re interested, please opt-in here by 5pm, Thursdays for Grab to pass your details to SOCSO for verification purposes.

On the following Monday, you can walk-in to your nearest SOCSO office to sign up for the PenjanaGig Programme.

Click here for more information on PenjanaGig.


FAQ

Do I need to contribute to SOCSO?

It is compulsory for all e-hailing drivers to register and contribute to SOCSO, as it is a requirement by the Ministry of Human Resources. For delivery-partners on motorcycles, it’s NOT compulsory but you are encouraged to register and contribute to SOCSO.  

What do I need to do if I have not registered for SOCSO?

Opt-in here by 5pm, Thursdays for Grab to pass your details to SOCSO for verification purposes.

On the following Monday, you can walk-in to your nearest SOCSO office to sign up for the PenjanaGig Programme.

What if I already have been contributing to either SOCSO under the  Self-Employment Social Security Scheme?

If you wish to sign up for the PenjanaGig Programme, please opt-in here by 5pm, Thursdays for Grab to pass your details to PERKESO for verification purposes.

On the following Monday you can walk-in to your nearest SOCSO office to pay for the remaining balance in your current plan before you can  sign up for the PenjanaGig Programme.

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 contribute to SOCSO through the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme if I am a delivery-partner who has a full-time job (where my salary gets deducted for SOCSO)?

No, because the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme is not compulsory for delivery-partners on motorcycles. However, you are encouraged to because the scheme for an employee in a company is different from the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme.

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 e-hailing driver account be suspended or banned if I do not contribute to SOCSO?

No, Grab will not take any action against you. However, SOCSO intends to impose a fine of between RM500 and RM4,000 to e-hailing drivers who fail to register and contribute to the scheme.