20 March 2020 – Provided income support to workers who have lost work due to COVID-19

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Social Security Board confirmed a payment program for workers affected by COVID-19 shutdown. All support applies retrospectively to workers affected since March 1.

Workers who lost their jobs or have been suspended because their employers have folded can claim up to 50 percent of their wages, up to a limit of B15,000 per month for a maximum of up to 180 days.

For employees whose employers have stopped operating by reason of the government”s order to temporarily close operations, the same B15,000 limit applies, but only for a maximum of 60 days.

Employees forced to resign can claim 45 percent of their wages, up to B15,000 for a 90 day period.
Full details here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1883650/social-security-fund-to-lend-helping-hand