Employees who are registered in Thailand Social Security system are entitled to the following compensation when they become unemployed:
- In case of voluntary resignation, or end of the employment agreement, the insured person will receive a compensation of 30% of wages for 90 days calculated from the monthly salary of not more than THB 15,000.
- In case of being laid-off, the insured person will receive 50% of wages for 180 days calculated from the monthly salary of not more than THB 15,000.
- In case of termination due to force majeure (natural disaster), the employees will receive a compensation of 50% of wages for a maximum of 180 days.
Foreigners are entitled to the same benefits as Thai nationals. However, unemployment benefits will be given if the employees meet these conditions:
- Social security contributions must be made for at least 6 months within the 15-month period before the unemployment.
- Termination must not be due to an actual offense
- The applicant must register for unemployment benefits at the Social Security Area Office within 30 days from the unemployment date
The Social Security Office will pay the compensation benefit on monthly basis by crediting to the Thai bank account as stated by the insured person in his/her application for unemployment benefits.
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