Manpower Minister: Pension Payment Procedure Still Refers to Regulation Number 19 of 2015
Ministry of Manpower has announced it is processing the revision to Regulation of Minister of Manpower Number 2 of 2022 on Procedures and Terms of Pension Fund Payment (JHT).
According to Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah, the conditions of the JHT claim are basically based on the existing regulation and it is now even easier.
“We are currently revising Regulation of Minister of Manpower Number 2 of 2022 and insya Allah, it will be finished soon,” Ida said as quoted from official website of Ministry of Manpower, on Wednesday (02/03).
Ida also said the revision is made by the Ministry of Manpower following the directive of President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to ease the procedures and terms of the JHT, adding that to speed up the revision, the Ministry is accommodating aspirations from labor unions.
The Ministry is also intensively coordinating and communicating with related ministries / institutions, she added.
“We continue to accommodate aspirations from labor unions and intensively coordinating and communicating with related ministries / institutions,” she said.
For the record, Regulation of Minister of Manpower Number 2 of 2022 is not effectively in effect yet, so the existing Regulation of Minister of Manpower Number 19 of 2015 is still in effect.
Therefore, workers, including those who have been discharged or have resigned, who wish to claim the JHT can refer to the existing Regulation of Minister of Manpower.
“Let me reiterate that the existing Regulation of Minister of Manpower (Number 19 of 2015) is still in effect and still serves as the reference for workers to claim the JHT, including those who have been discharged or have resigned. They may claim JHT before reaching pension age,” the Minister explained.
Furthermore, the Security Program for Discharged Workers (JKP) for those who have been discharged is already implemented. The program offers three benefits for participants, namely, cash aid, access to get job information through the website (pasker.id), and skilling, upskilling, or re-skilling trainings.
“Therefore, there are two security programs for workers that are currently implemented to protect the workers who are discharged, namely JHT and JKP. Some discharged workers have claimed and get the cash aid from the JKP program,” she remarked. (PR of Ministry of Manpower/UN) (AW/EP)