Ministry begins Phase VII wage subsidy disbursement

Ministry begins Phase VII wage subsidy disbursement

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Manpower has started the Phase VII disbursement of wage subsidy assistance (BSU) for 3.6 million workers through post offices.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said that the Phase VII BSU disbursement is targeting 3.6 million workers who meet the criteria listed in the Manpower Minister’s Regulation Number 10 of 2022.

“The Phase VII BSU has started to be disbursed through post offices since several days ago,” Fauziyah informed.

Apart from state-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia, the assistance is also being disbursed through state-owned banks (Himbara banks).

The aid is being disbursed through Pos Indonesia’s post offices for workers who do not have accounts at Himbara banks or whose accounts are problematic.

According to the minister, the office posts print the invitations first and send them to the beneficiaries.

“The disbursement will be carried out in two schemes: collectively in the company or the beneficiary can directly take it (the aid) at a post office,” she informed.

She expressed the hope that the disbursement process, both through Himbara banks and post offices, would be completed soon.

The government is providing wage subsidy assistance to help eligible workers maintain their purchasing power amid an increase in the prices of goods due to a rise in fuel prices.

Under the program, Rp600 thousand is being provided to targeted beneficiaries.

The targeted beneficiaries are workers who meet several requirements: they are Indonesian nationals, active participants in the Workers Social Security Agency’s (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan’s) program as of July 2022, earn a maximum of Rp3.5 million per month, and are not state civil apparatus (ASN) or members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) or National Police (Polri). 

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