Similar to the other SS thread, but totally different so new thread.
I've been paying for 4 months and will pay once more with the next pay check - 750Baht a time.
I've never received any card giving me the entitlements. I queried this with the office today as I want to continue the payments myself for 6 months (as I believe I'm entitled to) and they said they weren't giving me the card because I'm leaving. Now I understand I should have got the card after 3 payments. I've paid into something and not getting the benefits back.
What are my options? Ideally I want the card. If not, I want the cash I've paid in back (and if I can get the money the school has paid as well, bonus!).
Can anyone tell me where to start? Admin don't like me because I've refused to sign to acknowledge receipt of my pay last month until some progress is made.
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Well, first, it's Social Insurance, not security. The 750 is half of the 1500bt/mo fee. You need to go to the head office of the Changwat (province) where you reside. Talk to them directly; forget the school, they tend to screw things up. Be sure to take a Thai person with you. That should do it. As an aside, you should have gotten a card. Without the card and your choice of provider you wouldn't have a pot to piss in, so to speak. Your situation sounds fishy to me. Good luck.
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You need to contact the Social Security Office. It's in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.
After 3 months you should have recieved a card and been told which hospital you were assigned to.
I'm guessing you school got the info and didn't pass it along.
No problem, because you have to go there yourself anyway, if you want to sign up and continue paying yourself.
The cost when doing it yourself is 432 baht per month, as THX 1133 mentioned in the other SS thread. They have a simple form for you to fill out. They'll even help you do that, if they're like the office I use.
Take your pay slips, or other proof that you payed for the 3 or 4 months. Tell them you didn't get your card or hospital assignment. They should be able to get that done for you. You have to sign yourself up within 6 months of stopping work, or you have to start over.
OP, you have to have made contributions for 12 months or more before you get your employers money back. Less than 12 months and you only get what you put in back.
Thanks both of you, I'll head off to City Hall with the receipts for the payments.
Well, well well! Would you believe it! I kick up a fuss yesterday, and today they hand me a card, from what I can see, valid from 22nd January. I wonder where that has been!
Last edited by naboo; 10th March 2009 at 09:26. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
You are eligible for health benefits for 6 months after you quit paying into SS. You don't have to do anything to get that.
Do you mind telling us what kind of school you work at? Private, government or Uni?
There's some confusion in my mind about what schools are or are not supposed to be in the system.
Working at a government secondary, leaving for a private with free BUPA care, but want to keep the payments up on this until the BUPA insurance is ready to pay out.