Can I claim SOCSO after death?

Yes, in the event of an insured employee’s death, their dependents or beneficiaries can make a claim for benefits from SOCSO in Malaysia. The dependents may be eligible to claim certain benefits provided by SOCSO due to the insured employee’s death resulting from a work-related incident.

Benefits for Dependents:

  1. Dependent’s Pension: Monthly payments may be provided to the deceased employee’s dependents (spouse, children, or other eligible dependents) as a form of financial support.
  2. Education Benefits: Financial assistance may be offered to support the education of dependent children.

Eligibility for Dependents’ Claim:

To claim benefits after the insured employee’s death, dependents must fulfill specific eligibility criteria, including:

  • Relationship to the deceased employee (spouse, children, or eligible dependents).
  • Proof of the deceased employee’s contributions to SOCSO.
  • Documentation verifying the cause of death as a result of a work-related incident.

Process for Claiming After Death:

  1. Notify SOCSO: Inform SOCSO about the insured employee’s death due to a work-related incident as soon as possible.
  2. Submit Necessary Documentation: Provide relevant documents, including the death certificate, medical reports (if applicable), proof of relationship to the deceased, and any other required documentation as per SOCSO’s guidelines.
  3. Claim Submission: Submit the completed claim forms and supporting documents to SOCSO. Ensure that all required documents are included for the claim to be processed.
  4. Claim Evaluation: SOCSO will review the submitted claim and documents to assess eligibility for dependents’ benefits.

Important Notes:

  • Claims for benefits after an insured employee’s death due to a work-related incident are subject to specific terms, conditions, and documentation requirements set by SOCSO.
  • The process and eligibility criteria for dependents’ claims may vary, and it’s crucial to follow the guidelines provided by SOCSO for accurate and timely claim submissions.
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For precise information regarding eligibility, required documentation, and procedures for claiming benefits from SOCSO after the death of an insured employee, it’s recommended to contact SOCSO directly or visit their official website for the most updated and accurate guidelines.