Workers’ well-being guaranteed by additional benefits from JHT: ministry

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Manpower said it ensures the welfare of workers through the provision of Supplementary Service Benefits (MLT) under the Old Age Insurance Program (JHT) .

The benefits were in the form of housing finance offered by the investment funds of the old age insurance program, said the director general of industrial relations development and labor social security (PHI-JSK) of the Ministry of Main. -work, Indah Anggoro Putri, in a written declaration received. here Thursday.

In 2017, the completion of the distribution of additional services for worker / worker housing saw an increase of 658 housing units and the number further increased to 1,385 units in 2018, she added.

“In 2019, the distribution of additional services decreased by 398 homes. Until 2020, only 82 homes have been distributed due to the instability of the Indonesian economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, she said Thursday.

Putri explained that the stipulation of the regulation number 17 of 2021 of the Ministry of Manpower is good news for participants in the old age insurance program, as it offers employers the convenience of helping their employees to find housing, thereby helping the government to provide housing to the public. .

Some new things have been regulated in ministerial regulation number 17 of 2021 to further optimize the distribution of housing benefits to workers, she informed.

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They include the addition of regional banks that are members of the Association of Regional Banks (ASBANDA) and the launch of a new program that allows people to switch from general mortgages to supplemental mortgages, and made lower rates. ‘interest on deposits the basis for calculating interest rates. for funding and loans, she said.

“To the Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan), (please) expedite the information about the additional social benefits program immediately to workers, contractors, housing development companies and banks through agreements of joint work with member banks of the Association of State Banks and the Association of Regional Banks, “she urged.

Putri called on the State Savings Bank (BTN), whose main activity is in the housing sector, to relax the banking requirements of workers applying for housing loans through the additional service benefit program. .

“I also expect the cooperation of entrepreneurs or employers and housing development companies to provide or facilitate housing for workers / workers,” she added.

She also underlined that the Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, had also recalled that the additional services of the old age insurance program should help participants and employers to meet the needs of homeownership. .

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