Malaysia extends WFH accident coverage
As part of the new normal, Malaysia will be extending its coverage for accidents to those working from home as well.
The Social Security Organisation, which oversees employees’ social security schemes, said that the accident coverage will encompass work-from-home (WFH) conditions, in response to the unprecedented situation caused by the pandemic.
“Socso provides coverage under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 if accidents occur arising out and in the course of employment to workers who are working from home, as instructed by their employers,” Socso chief executive officer Datuk Seri Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed wrote in a statement in reply to the Malay Mail.
“The extension of Socso coverage to employees who work from home (WFH) is in line with the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.
Since last year, workers from various sectors have had to work remotely to comply with government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“For the states under the MCO (movement control order) or CMCO (conditional movement control order), the application forms can be placed inside the dropbox at Socso offices,” he said.
“As per normal practice, Socso will do the verification of all claims including from workers [who] WFH.”