On July 31, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin reported the progress of paying remedies to worker groups and businesses following the measures to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 in highly controlled areas. On July 20, 2021, the Cabinet Resolution agreed to expand the area to remedy businesses and employees affected by the Covid-19 measures from 10 provinces to 13 provinces, adding Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Ayutthaya. The measures cover nine types of business, namely construction, accommodation and food services, art activities, entertainment and recreation, and other service activities, to nine branches, with the addition of transportation and storage, wholesale and retail, automotive repair, administrative, and support activities, professional activities in science and academia, and information and communication activities. The rate and method of payment remain the same. He said that Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha is concerned about the workforce and businesses affected by the measures to control the Covid-19 situation. Therefore, he has ordered the Labour Minister to speed up the Social Security Office in paying remedies to insured persons to alleviate the suffering of employers and employees.
Mr. Suchart spoke about the payment of remedies to Section 33 employers and employees in Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya areas. There are 272,746 insured people and 19,213 employers. The total amount of remedies is 1,522 million Baht, divided into 841 million Baht for employers and 681 million Baht for employees. The money will be transferred on August 9 to employees via PromptPay accounts using their identification numbers only. Individual employers will have money transferred through their PromptPay account using their identification number as well. Employers of corporate status will have remedies transferred to their bank account under the name of the employer’s juristic person. Section 33 insurers can check the rights of the remedy program at https://www.sso.go.th or call the Social Security Hotline on 1506, available 24 hours daily.
Division of Public Relations
31 July 2021