Published: 2021-04-12 17:19
Last Updated: 2021-05-06 15:00
Monday, Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh issued Communication No. 30 for the year 2021, which is based on the provisions of Defense Order 24 for the year 2020.
This announcement is related to protection programs of the Social Security Corporation (SSC), which aims to protect job opportunities for Jordanians in the private sector.
The first part of Communication No. 30 amended the fifth item of Defense Order No. 9 (Musaned Program 3). Musaned 3 allows Jordanians, non-Jordanians, SSC members and voluntary members with incomes of less than 500JDs to spend a five percent advance on their insured income at a maximum of JD 450 paid across three months.
The amendment states that those who are insured voluntarily, regardless of their wages (that are subjected to deductions), benefit from this program if they have previously not benefitted from it.
The program disbursed an advance of eight percent of the total wages subject to withholding, divided into three monthly payments, each of which does not exceed JD 400.
The communication amended the third clause of Defense Order No. 14 of 2020 (Takmeen 2, the economic empowerment program which tackles economic recovery).
Tamkeen 2 allows Jordanians, non-Jordanian, and SSC members in the public and private sector with income less than JD 700 a five percent advance payment on their assured income at a maximum of JD 200 to be paid at any one time.
The amendment added a paragraph which insures that workers in private sector establishments benefit from this program, with the exception of workers in the banking, insurance and electricity sectors, and workers in any establishment or any other sector that is excluded by a decision of the General Director of the SSC.
The amendment means that those insured within the program whose wages were subjected to deduction at their last establishment does not exceed JD 1,500.
In addition, this program grants insured Jordanians upon their request, an advance on the account of a single payment compensation at the rate of eight percent of their total wages subject to withholding, with a maximum of JD 350, and JD 200 for insured non-Jordanians within limitations.
The communication canceled Clause B of Paragraph 1 of Clause 1 of Communication No. 17 of 2020 and replaced it with the following:
The maximum financing amount is JD 500 per month for each worker in the transport sector and JD 1,000 per month for each worker in the tourism sector.
The Director General of the SSC shall issue the necessary instructions to implement the provisions of this communication, including the bases for receiving a coronavirus vaccine to benefit from the provisions of this report.