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BPJAMSOSTEK facilitates social security for taxi drivers online

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Workers’ Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan/BPJAMSOSTEK) is committed to facilitating social security for online taxi drivers classified as self-employed (BPU).

“We know that online transport drivers are at high risk of occupational accidents in Jakarta. In the regions, the risk is related to crime,” Jakarta Region Deputy Deputy Director BPJAMSOSTEK explained on Wednesday. , Zayn Setiadi.

Setiadi said that in the event of an accident at work, one of the benefits workers can obtain is unlimited treatment costs based on medical need at hospitals that cooperate with BPJAMSOSTEK.

In the event of death, the heirs can receive a death benefit (JK).

Meanwhile, the commitment of Jakarta region BPJAMSOSTEK to facilitate social security for online transport drivers has been proven by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BPJAMSOSTEK and a transport service company in line Wednesday.

“With this collaboration, if there is an accident at work that causes death, then the children (of the workers) must be able to continue their education,” Setiadi noted.

According to data from BPJAMSOSTEK, in 2022 the number of occupational accidents in Jakarta reached 4,351, while 4,497 fatalities were recorded.

The amount of compensation provided by BPJAMSOSTEK for Workers’ Compensation Safety Benefits (JKK) is Rp 236 billion and Rp 209 billion for Death Compensation (JK).

Additionally, in 2022, some 8,799 children in Jakarta received scholarships, worth a total of Rs 37 billion from the agency.

Setiadi noted that as of October 4, there were 571,457 active participants in the BPU, out of the 912,000 participants targeted for the Jakarta region.

“Our target is 912,000 participants, and only (approximately) 571,000 participants have been reached. Insya Allah (God willing) it will be reached by the end of the year,” he said. .

Moreover, he sought the support of all parties and stakeholders to work together to enroll their informal workers in the BPJAMSOSTEK program.

“We don’t dismiss criticism in terms of improving attendee service,” he said.

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