SSC calls on businesses to benefit from Estidama ++ program

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AMMAN — The Social Security Corporation (SSC) called on agricultural businesses, nurseries, kindergartens, small schools, and popular restaurants that are not registered as tourist establishments to benefit from the Estidama++: Sustainability program, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The program, which was launched by the SSC at the end of last June, is funded by the Netherlands and Norway and provides services to Jordanian workers and foreign worker. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, in cooperation with the International Labor Organization.

In a statement on Saturday, the SSC said establishments must be covered by the provisions of the law as of June 1, 2021, or any date thereafter to benefit from the program.

Businesses should also have 10 workers or less, and should be eligible to benefit from the program’s services, the SSC explained.

On other requirements, the SSC-insured worker’s deductible wage should not exceed JD500. The eligible beneficiary shouldn’t have previously benefited from the program, or any relevant initiatives.

Under this program, which lasts for 18 months, wages are subsidized, as beneficiaries are paid a lump sum support of JD100 for a 3-month period, and assistance is equally paid to the employer and worker at JD50 each.

Establishments are allowed to register a maximum of 10 workers to benefit from the program, while agricultural businesses can register their workers, regardless of their number, provided that they are covered by all social coverage categories.

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