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Original name: พระราชบญั ญตัิประกนั สังคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๓
Name: Social Security Act B.E. 2533 (1980).
Country: Thailand
Subject(s): Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1990-08-11
Entry into force:
Published on: Royal Gazette, 1990-09-01
ISN: THA-1990-L-20317
Bibliography: Royal Gazette, 1990-09-01
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Social Security Office, Thailand, 47 p. PDF Unofficial English Translation of Act as amended to Act (No.3), B.E. 2542 (1999) PDF Unofficial English Translation of Act as amended to Act (No.3), B.E. 2542 (1999) (consulted on 2017-09-21)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Thailand PDF of Law in Thai PDF of Law in Thai (consulted on 2021-01-07)
Abstract/Citation: This Act establishes Thailand's first comprehensive social security scheme. With the exception of temporary public sector workers, however, the Act does not apply to civil servants or government officials. Initially it will cover workers in establishments with 20 or more employees, but coverage is to be extented to those with 10 or more employees after three years (s.88). Under s.37 bis, self-employed workers - ie. the majority of the Thai workforce - and other workers not initially covered will be allowed to join the scheme sometime within the next four years (s.2). In the initial phase, beginning 180 days after the promulgation of the Act and financed by equal contributions from the Government, the employers and the workers at the rate of 1.5 percent of their wages, eligible beneficiaries will be covered by health insurance for non-occupational sickness and injury (see Anouncement of the Ministry of the Interior respecting Labour Protection, in LS. 1972 - Thai.2, on compensation for occupational diseases and injury), maternity benefits up to two births, disability insurance and a funeral grant. An additional matched contribution of 3 per cent, to be introduced after six years, will eventually provide for child welfare benefits and old age pensions, and yet another, of 5 per cent, to be introduced by Royal Decree, will cover unemployment benefits(s.89).
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