Nearly K250 mln provided for insured workers from 3 townships in Mandalay region

Mandalay Region Department of Social Welfare (MRDSW) has provided nearly K250 millions of social security benefits for insured workers in three stay-home declared townships of Mandalay region, according to MRDSW.
The regional government had declared stay-home announcements in the following three townships – Mahar Aungmye, Chanayethazan and Amarapura — in Mandalay region when the COVID-19 started to break out. Under the stay-home period, the authorities paid 40 per cent of the social security fees to the insured workers from the factories and workplaces, which are temporarily suspended.
“In these three stay-home townships, there are over 3,800 insured workers who are regularly paying in social security fees. The department has provided a total of K249,409,874 to 3,866 insured workers from 198 departments,” said Daw Lwin Lwin Myint, the head of Department of Social Welfare in Mandalay Region.
Besides, about 322 work establishments from those three townships have applied for receiving the social security benefits. The authorities have granted the benefits to only 224 of them, and the remaining 98 are still needed to be granted the benefits. A total of 198 out of 224 workplaces have already been given compensations and over 300 workers from the rest 26 will be provided with the social security benefits continuously.
Daw Lwin Lwin Myint, Head of Department, added that the department had not set up a deadline of the applying for receiving social security benefits. The organizations can apply directly to the related township social welfare offices or through ssbmyanmar.org and ssb.gov.mm.
According to the official statistics of the department, there are over 700 work establishments which are temporarily suspended in the said three declared home stay townships in Mandalay region and over 20,000 workers are entitled to receive the social security benefits. —Aung Thura (Translated by Hay Mar)

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