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What is Employment Insurance System (EIS)?

EIS is a financial scheme aimed at helping employees who have lost their job, and it is managed by SOCSO. This scheme is meant to enable retrenched workers to gain monetary funds that would help them get back on their feet for up to six months.

What is the rate of EIS (Employment Insurance System)?

The contribution rate for Employment Insurance System (EIS) is 0.2% for the employer and 0.2% for employee based on the employee’s monthly salary.

Month Wages Employer's Contribution Employee's Contrinution Total
Wages up to RM30 5 sen 5 sen 10 sen
When wages exceed RM30 but not exceed RM50 10 sen 10 sen 20 sen
When wages exceed RM50 but not exceed RM70 15 sen 15 sen 30 sen
When wages exceed RM70 but not exceed RM100 20 sen 20 sen 40 sen
When wages exceed RM100 but not exceed RM140 25 sen 25 sen 50 sen
When wages exceed RM140 but not exceed RM200 35 sen 35 sen 70 sen
When wages exceed RM200 but not exceed RM300 50 sen 50 sen RM1.00
When wages exceed RM300 but not exceed RM400 70 sen 70 sen RM1.40
When wages exceed RM400 but not exceed RM500 90 sen 90 sen RM1.80
When wages exceed RM500 but not exceed RM600 RM1.10 RM1.10 RM2.20
When wages exceed RM600 but not exceed RM700 RM1.30 RM1.30 RM2.60
When wages exceed RM700 but not exceed RM800 RM1.50 RM1.50 RM3.00
When wages exceed RM800 but not exceed RM900 RM1.70 RM1.70 RM3.40
When wages exceed RM900 but not exceed RM1,000 RM1.90 RM1.90 RM3.80
When wages exceed RM1,000 but not exceed RM1,100 RM2.10 RM2.10 RM4.20
When wages exceed RM1,100 but not exceed RM1,200 RM2.30 RM2.30 RM4.60
When wages exceed RM1,200 but not exceed RM1,300 RM2.50 RM2.50 RM5.00
When wages exceed RM1,300 but not exceed RM1,400 RM2.70 RM2.70 RM5.40
When wages exceed RM1,400 but not exceed RM1,500 RM2.90 RM2.90 RM5.80
When wages exceed RM1,500 but not exceed RM1,600 RM3.10 RM3.10 RM6.20
When wages exceed RM1,600 but not exceed RM1,700 RM3.30 RM3.30 RM6.60
When wages exceed RM1,700 but not exceed RM1,800 RM3.50 RM3.50 RM7.00
When wages exceed RM1,800 but not exceed RM1,900 RM3.70 RM3.70 RM7.40
When wages exceed RM1,900 but not exceed RM2,000 RM3.90 RM3.90 RM7.80
When wages exceed RM2,000 but not exceed RM2,100 RM4.10 RM4.10 RM8.20
When wages exceed RM2,100 but not exceed RM2,200 RM4.30 RM4.30 RM8.60
When wages exceed RM2,200 but not exceed RM2,300 RM4.50 RM4.50 RM9.00
When wages exceed RM2,300 but not exceed RM2,400 RM4.70 RM4.70 RM9.40
When wages exceed RM2,400 but not exceed RM2,500 RM4.90 RM4.90 RM9.80
When wages exceed RM2,500 but not exceed RM2,600 RM5.10 RM5.10 RM10.20
When wages exceed RM2,600 but not exceed RM2,700 RM5.30 RM5.30 RM10.60
When wages exceed RM2,700 but not exceed RM2,800 RM5.50 RM5.50 RM11.00
When wages exceed RM2,800 but not exceed RM2,900 RM5.70 RM5.70 RM11.40
When wages exceed RM2,900 but not exceed RM3,000 RM5.90 RM5.90 RM11.80
When wages exceed RM3,000 but not exceed RM3,100 RM6.10 RM6.10 RM12.20
When wages exceed RM3,100 but not exceed RM3,200 RM6.30 RM6.30 RM12.60
When wages exceed RM3,200 but not exceed RM3,300 RM6.50 RM6.50 RM13.00
When wages exceed RM3,300 but not exceed RM3,400 RM6.70 RM6.70 RM13.40
When wages exceed RM3,400 but not exceed RM3,500 RM6.90 RM6.90 RM13.80
When wages exceed RM3,500 but not exceed RM3,600 RM7.10 RM7.10 RM14.20
When wages exceed RM3,600 but not exceed RM3,700 RM7.30 RM7.30 RM14.60
When wages exceed RM3,700 but not exceed RM3,800 RM7.50 RM7.50 RM15.00
When wages exceed RM3,800 but not exceed RM3,900 RM7.70 RM7.70 RM15.40
When wages exceed RM3,900 but not exceed RM4,000 RM7.90 RM7.90 RM15.80
When wages exceed RM4,000 RM7.90 RM7.90 RM15.80
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Who is subject to EIS (Employment Insurance System)?

Employment Insurance System (EIS) FAQ

Employees who are eligible under the Employment Insurance System Act 2017 (Act 800) are as follows:

  1. Malaysian citizens / permanent resident
  2. Aged 18-60*
  3. Working in the private sector**
  4. Employed based on a contract of service
    * Important exception: Workers aged 57 and above who have never paid contributions before that age are NOT covered by Act 800 and are NOT required to contribute.
    ** Act 800 does NOT cover domestic workers, the self-employed, civil servants and workers in local authorities and statutory bodies.

All EIS applications must meet the following requirements:

  1. To apply within 60 days from the date of loss of employment
  2. To meet the Contributions Qualifying Conditions, namely the EIS contributions that have been paid based on the EIS contribution schedule and having a minimum number of months within a specified period.

The categories of loss of employment that are eligible for EIS benefits are as follows:

  1. Normal retrenchment /redundancy
  2. VSS/MSS (Volutary/Mutual Separation Scheme)
  3. Closure of company due to natural disasters
  4. Constructive dismissal
  5. Resignation due to sexual harassment or threats made in the workplace
  6. Resignation after being ordered to perform dangerous duties that are not within the job scope/li>

The categories of loss of employment that are not eligible for EIS benefits are as follows:

  • Dismissal due to employee misconduct
  • Voluntary resignation
  • Retirement
  • The expiry of a fixed-term contract (includes unconditional termination of a contract based on an employer-employee agreement or the completion of the project stated in the contract)

The EIS application can be made online via EIS Portal or go to the nearest SOCSO office throughout the country including Sabah and Sarawak.

The documents required are:

  1. A copy of your NRIC
  2. Proof of loss of employment, e.g. termination letter
  3. A copy of bank account information
  4. Payslips for the last 6 months
Besides that, applicants are required to provide additional supporting documents based on the type of benefit they are applying for as shown in the table below:
Types of Benefits Required Documents

Job Search Allowance (JSA)

  • A report to the Re-Employment Placement Programme

Reduced Income Allowance (RIA)

  • Declaration on current, active employer(s)

Training Fee (TF)

  • Training offer letter
  • Invoice from training provider
  • Training attendance report

Training Allowance (TA)

  • Letter of guarantee
  • Proof of training attendance

Training Allowance (TA)

  • Letter of guarantee
  • Proof of training attendance

Training Allowance (TA)

  • Employment Offer Letter from new employer
  • Document to prove that you have reported for duty e.g. punch card and others

The original documents should be scanned and uploaded to the EIS Portal using the link provided in the online application form.

To check the status of application, log in to the EIS Portal using user case ID and password.

For any EIS application that has been rejected, appeal can be made to the Social Security Appellate Board by submitting the application form to the following address:

Urus Setia, Jemaah Rayuan Keselamatan Sosial, Tkt 11, Menara PERKESO, 281, Jalan Ampang, 50538 Kuala Lumpur

You are eligible to apply for the second time if you meet the defined contribution eligibility requirements

The Job Search Allowance (JSA) provided by SOCSO will be paid based on assumed monthly wage which is 80% for the first month, 50% for second month, 40% for the third and fourth month and 30% for the fifth and sixth months.

For more information, please contact SOCSO’s Customer Service Line 1-300-22-8000 or e-mail to eis@perkeso.gov.my

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SQL Payroll is compliant with all EIS rules and requirements. all employees’ and employers’ EIS contribution are automatically calculated and in line with the latest rules and rates that are set by Perkeso.

our EIS Lampiran is ready for printing and can be printed for filling purpose, or use e-payments to do submission, SQL Payroll is compliant with all banks format. Experience the best payroll software that takes away all the hassle of payroll processing.


What is EIS Rate?

Employers and employees will contribute 0.2% each of an employee’s salary, this means that the total contribution would be 0.4% of an employee’s monthly salary, the maximum monthly salary capped at RM 4000.00. No Worries, SQL Payroll software will automatically calculate the EIS compliant to rules and regulation set by the Malaysia government.

What is the EIS rate for employee's age of 60 and above?

If an employee is 60-year-old above, EIS contribution is not required. SQL Payroll will  detect the age of employee and automatic set to NO contribution to EIS.

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EIS - E Submission

SQL Payroll software is comes with EIS Lampiran e-submission templates that are compatible with all banks in Malaysia. e-payment submission can save your time!

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