Eligibility & Conditions

 

EIS Act

The EIS Act covers all employees who are:


 

1. Malaysian citizens/permanent residents/temporary residents

2. Aged 18-60*

3. Working in the private sector**

4. Working under a contract of service


 

*Does not include employees above 57 years old who have never contributed before

**Does not include civil servants, employees of local authorities and statutory bodies, domestic servants, and the self-employed

 
 

Benefits

Eligibility for benefits:


 

1. Apply within 60 days after the date of loss of employment (LOE)

2. Fulfill the Contributions Qualifying Conditions (CQC)

3. Be unemployed under the EIS Act’s definition of loss of employment (LOE)

 
 
 

LOE includes:


 

  • Normal retrenchment and redundancy
  • VSS/MSS (voluntary/mutual seperation schemes)
  • Closure of workplace due to natural disasters
  • Bankruptcy or closure of the company
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Resignation due to sexual harassment or threats made in the workplace
  • Resignation after being ordered to perform dangerous duties that are not within the job scope

 

 

The following CANNOT be accepted as LOE:


 
  • Dismissal due to employee misconduct
  • Voluntary resignation
  • Retirement
  • Expiry of a fixed-term contract (includes unconditional termination or completion of the project)
 

EIS Act

The EIS Act covers all employees who are:


 

1. Malaysian citizens/permanent residents/temporary residents

2. Aged 18-60*

3. Working in the private sector**

4. Working under a contract of service


 

*Does not include employees above 57 years old who have never contributed before

**Does not include civil servants, employees of local authorities and statutory bodies, domestic servants, and the self-employed


 

Benefits

Eligibility for benefits:


 

1. Apply within 60 days after the date of loss of employment (LOE)

2. Fulfill the Contributions Qualifying Conditions (CQC)

3. Be unemployed under the EIS Act’s definition of loss of employment (LOE)

 
 
 

LOE includes:


 

  • Normal retrenchment and redundancy
  • VSS/MSS (voluntary/mutual seperation schemes)
  • Closure of workplace due to natural disasters
  • Bankruptcy or closure of the company
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Resignation due to sexual harassment or threats made in the workplace
  • Resignation after being ordered to perform dangerous duties that are not within the job scope

 

 

The following CANNOT be accepted as LOE:


 
  • Dismissal due to employee misconduct
  • Voluntary resignation
  • Retirement
  • Expiry of a fixed-term contract (includes unconditional termination or completion of the project)