Victims of LRT train incident are eligible to claim benefits under SOCSO – Minister Saravanan

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 26: The victims of the Light Railway Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya line mishap who are registered members of the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) are entitled to claim the benefits under SOCSO Act 1969 (Act 4) and Act 789.

Minister of Human Resources, Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said, under Act 4, SOCSO provides protection under the Work Disaster Scheme for workers involved in an accident while working or on the way to work place or return from work.

Saravanan said, in the case of the LRT incident, the victims who are contributors of SOCSO are qualified to receive the benefits under the Scheme.

Meanwhile, for victims who are self-employed (OBS) and contribute to SOCSO (SKSPS) under Act 789, are eligible to request for the SOCSO benefits if the accident occurs while they are doing work or on the way to work or returning home.

“Amongst the benefits provided for the accident victims that are qualified under both acts include free medical treatment at SOCSO panel clinics, or clinics and government hospitals via the Medical Benefits.

“Besides that they are given medical leave verified by the doctor and will receive the Temporary Disability Benefit (FHUS) throughout the period of leave,” said Saravanan in a statement here today.

The Minister added, if the victim has been detected with serious injuries to the extent losing ability permanently, then the victim will be assisted through the Permanent Disability Benefits (FHUK) and Recovery Exercise Facilities such as prostatic equipment supply, orthotic and orthopaedic such as false leg and hand, wheel chair, walking stick and special shoes.

“Taking into consideration the condition of the victim and probably now undergoing treatment, I urge the employer or any family members of the victim to immediately forward the claims to any nearest SOCSO office.

“The Ministry and SOCSO are committed to process the benefit claims of the victims and ensuring that all kinds of assistance are given with immediate effect. For further questions, contact care line SOCSO at 1-300-22-8000 or email to

“I take this opportunity to express my sympathy to the victims of the accident and hope they will recover soon,” Saravanan said. –Malaysia World News

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