- 05th - October, 2021
NSSF’s payment of benefits to those infected with COVID-19
The NSSF (National Social Security Fund) is providing benefits for absence due to COVID-19 infection to NSSF infected members infected (as of September 25th). The following section describes the benefits provided by the NSSF and how to apply for them.
1. Details of Benefits
The NSSF will provide an amount equal to 70% of the salary set by the NSSF for the number of days missed from work during the isolation period after treatment and therapy for COVID-19 as a benefit. The NSSF sets the monthly salary amount for benefit calculation as follows:
– If the average monthly salary for the past 6 months is less than 200,000 riel (about USD 50), the monthly salary will be 200,000 riel.
– If the average monthly salary for the past six months is between 200,000 riel (about USD 50) and 1,200,000 riel (about USD 300), the amount is 200,000 riel plus 25,000 riel in increments of 50,000 riel.
– If the average monthly salary for the past six months is more than 1.2 million riel (about USD 300), it will be 1.2 million riel (1.2 million riel is the maximum).
The benefit amount is calculated by dividing the above monthly wage amount by 30 and multiplying the daily wage amount by the number of days of absence and 70%.
2. How to apply
NSSF members who have received treatment at a medical institution approved by the Ministry of Health, or NSSF members who have tested positive after July 1st and have been allowed to receive home treatment are eligible to apply. Foreigners are also eligible to apply.
– How to apply
Application has to be made by the applicant in person at the offices of the NSSF.
– Required documents and information
To apply for the program, it is needed to submit an application form, ID, NSSF membership card, proof of recovery, and other documents, as well as information such as phone number and bank account information of Acleda Bank.
For further information, please contact your local NSSF office.