Sign up for the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme by SOCSO!
[UPDATE – 24 JUNE 2020] THIS PROGRAMME IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
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. 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.)
As part of our mission to be the everyday app for all, we have partnered with SOCSO to make the contribution easier for our driver-partners and delivery-partners starting 13 June 2020. The contribution for the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme will be based on the Schedule Contribution tier you have selected and it will be deducted monthly through your credit wallet (driver-partner) / cash wallet (delivery-partner). All you have to do is opt-in and your SOCSO deduction will start in the following month.
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.
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.
How does this work?
- Opt-in by filling in the required details and submitting the form here. If you don’t have a SOCSO account, it will be created for you when you opt-in.
- You will be notified if the opt-in is successful by the first Monday of the following month.
- We will deduct your contribution from your credit wallet (driver-partner) / cash wallet (delivery-partner) in that same month.
- You can check your contribution history at https://matrix.perkeso.gov.my
Example: If you successfully opt-in by the end of this month (June 2020), your monthly contribution will start in July 2020.
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?
Don’t worry, when you opt-in our programme to contribute from your Grab’s earnings, you will automatically be registered for SOCSO.
What if I already have been contributing to either SOCSO under the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme?
If your contributions have been made under your new IC number, your contributions from your Grab earnings will be recorded in the same account. Therefore you can stop contributing on your own if you have successfully opt-in our programme. If your contributions have been made under other ID (eg: old IC number, Police ID), kindly provide us with the details in the opt-in form to ensure the SOCSO contributions are accumulated into the same account.
When is the programme’s opt-in deadline?
Driver-partners and delivery-partners need to opt-in by the 25th of any month to be eligible to contribute to SOCSO in the next month.
Example: If you opt-in by 25 July 2020, we will deduct from your wallet in August 2020.
Can I change the Schedule Contribution tier after I have successfully opted in?
No, you can only change the Schedule Contribution tier AFTER 12 months.
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.
Can I opt-out from this programme anytime?
Yes, you can opt-out anytime by filling the form here but please note that the current month’s contribution will still be carried out.
Example: If you opt-out on 16 August 2020, we will not deduct in September 2020.
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.