BANGKOK, Aug 23 (TNA) – Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin advised freelancers and self-employed people to quickly subscribe to the Social Security Fund within Aug 24 to receive 5,000-baht assistance in return.
The minister said that self-employed people and freelancers could subscribe to the fund in accordance with Section 40 of the Social Security Act to be eligible for the financial aid.
The advice was for freelancers, farmers, fishermen, street vendors, freelance drivers, waiters, restaurant attendants, singers, musicians and night-shift workers.
These subscribers will receive 5,000 baht through the PromptPay accounts that were linked to their ID card numbers.
The beneficiaries must be in the 16 provinces that recently imposed lockdown measures, namely Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram, Suphan Buri, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Lop Buri, Rayong, Sing Buri, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phetchabun and Tak.
The workers who are in three other provinces where lockdown measures started earlier are also eligible for the financial aid. They are in Chon Buri, Chachoengsao and Ayutthaya.
The people can conveniently follow subscription and fee payment procedures at the branches of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, 7-Eleven stores and Big C stores or via www.sso.go.th, representatives of the Social Security Fund and the hotline number 1506 of the Labour Ministry. (TNA)