GEORGE TOWN: Despite working only 20 days as a shoe promoter at a department store in Bayan Lepas, assault victim T Nhaveen, 18, contributed to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
And it was lucky for his family that he did. As a result, after he passed away, Socso handed out benefits to his immediate family members in the form of a one-off bereavement payment and a monthly pension.
Nhaveen became comatose after being assaulted by five youths and died due to his injuries after a week of treatment at the Penang Hospital.
Earlier today, Penang Socso director A Anthony Arul Dass handed over a RM2,000 bereavement contribution to Nhaveen’s mother, D Shanti, 43, a factory worker.
Dass said according to the Socso contributors’ benefit, Nhaveen’s family would receive a monthly pension of RM672.
The RM672 will be divided among Nhaveen’s father, mother and 16-year-old sister.
Nhaveen’s parents will receive the pension until death, and his sister will receive the pension until she is 21 or gets married, whichever comes first.
Shanti, who was still visibly shaken by Nhaveen’s passing, thanked Socso for its contribution.
She spoke to reporters with Dass and Socso officers at their flat in Taman Tun Sardon here today.