SSC celebrates Mother’s Day with enhanced protections

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AMMAN — The General Social Security Corporation has issued a press release through its media center, extending congratulations to all mothers on the occasion of Mother's Day, celebrated annually on March 21.اضافة اعلان

In the release, the Corporation disclosed that the current number of actively insured women under social security has reached 436,859, including 31,879 voluntary contributors. It emphasized that the Social Security Law has strengthened protections for working women, self-employed individuals, and business owners operating in their establishments, mandating their inclusion under the Social Security umbrella.

Furthermore, the Corporation highlighted amendments to its law that have bolstered social protection for working mothers in the private sector. These changes involve expanding eligibility criteria for maternity leave compensation. Under the law, insured women with six consecutive or intermittent contributions during the preceding twelve months before qualifying for maternity leave can now benefit from this compensation.

Alternatively, they can be covered by social security during the six months preceding their eligibility for maternity leave. Additionally, the Social Security Law has improved social protection through a care program, covering the costs of caring for the children of insured working mothers in accredited nurseries under the Corporation or through home care for a period of six months. Moreover, it has achieved further social protection for daughters, divorced sisters, or widows by granting them a share of their deceased father's or brother's salary, a benefit they were not entitled to before the law was amended, starting from January 1st, 2023.

The Corporation urged all non-working Jordanian mothers to voluntarily enroll in social security due to the social protection it provides, including retirement benefits and illness allowances. This step enables women economically by fostering their participation in the economy and providing them with essential social protection. Additionally, it encouraged all working women to inquire about their rights in social security, ensuring their inclusion under the social security umbrella based on their actual wages and full periods of work.

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