: The family of the late Harun Daud, a victim of the capsized boat incident in the waters of Bachok on June 29, is eligible for the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) survivor's pension, even though his last contribution was made almost 20 years ago.
Harun's widow, Rosniwati Abdullah, 50, who lives in Kampung Padang To' La here with their two children aged 12 and 19, is entitled to receive a monthly payment of RM475 as well as the one-off funeral benefit totalling RM2,000.
Kelantan Socso director, Nora Yaacob said the victim had contributed to Socso while working with the National Paddy and Rice Board before leaving to start a food stall business.
In the same development, Nora said another victim of the tragedy, Arman Ismail was also eligible for the same benefit, received by his widow, Siti Ayu Ishak and their three children aged three to nine. The family is living in Kampung Tok Sadang near Badang, Kota Bharu.
"The late Arman had contributed from January 2008 until December 2016 through his employer and his family is eligible to receive the RM2,000 funeral benefit and monthly aid of RM875," she told reporters after handing over the aid to Rosniwati today.
In this regard, Nora hoped that workers would take their Socso contributions seriously and ensure their employers register and contribute to the fund for the sake of their future.
Also present at the handing over was Pengkalan Pasir assemblyman Datuk Hanifa Ahmad, who also donated RM2,000 from the 'Serambi Mekah' fund to the families.