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Section 40 Insured Persons in 19 Provinces Who Applied and Paid Contributions on August 24 Can Check Eligibility Today

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          On September 8, 2021, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin gave a report after the Social Security Office (SSO) opened for Section 40 insured person applications for those affected by COVID-19 in 3 provinces, namely Chonburi, Chachoengsao, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and then16 additional provinces in the highest and strictest controlled areas, namely Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram, Suphan Buri, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Lopburi, Rayong, Sing Buri, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phetchabun, and Tak. Section 40 insured persons are eligible to 5,000 Baht per person. The application and payment period was extended until August 24, 2021, of which around 2.6 million insured persons have applied and paid contributions.

          Mr. Suchart continued that Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who oversees the Ministry of Labour, is concerned and urged him to take care of all workers equally. Along with this, the Social Security Office has been instructed to speed up public relations to the insured groups. Those who have not linked PromptPay with their ID card number have been advised to quickly do so or change from linking their PromptPay with their phone number their ID card number. Insured persons can check their rights today at the Social Security Office’s website, as The Social Security Office will process and transfer payments to accounts already linked to PromptPay and the insured person’s ID card number. For questions, people can contact the Ministry of Labour’s hotline or call 1506, available 24 hours a day.

          “Transferring remedies to heal people affected by COVID-19 is considered a relief for employers. Employees can live, and the business sector can continue. The effort aligned with the intentions of the Prime Minister and the government to leave no one behind and to overcome this COVID-19 situation together,” concluded Mr. Suchart.


Division of Public Relations
8 September 2021