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light-check From June 1st, 2021: There is software for archiving all personal social insurance information

Decree No. 43/2021/ND-CP dated March 3st, 2021 of the Government on National Insurance Database
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This is the software for fully and correctly archiving information about relatives, social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance as well as information about health and social security of citizens nationwide. Read more

In which, it also archives in details the process of participation in social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance, occupational accidents and occupational diseases insurance, etc.

Information on the software shall be updated in an adequate, accurate and timely manner promptly after relevant administrative and practice procedures have been completed.

Enterprises, individuals may look up their own information on the software via the National Insurance Database, National Data Portal, National Public Service Portal.

Especially, if data extracted from the software is digitally signed by the Vietnam Social Security, it is valid as certified by a competent authority.

This Decree takes effect from June 1st, 2021.

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blue-check Ho Chi Minh city Social Insurance Agency requests employees to install the VssID application on their smartphones

Official letter No. 849/BHXH-QLT dated March 31st, 2021 of Ho Chi Minh city Social Insurance Agency regarding guidelines on installation and use of the VssID application in Ho Chi Minh city
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This Official letter is to request enterprises in Ho Chi Minh city to install the VssID application on smart mobile devices (smartphones) for their employees. Steps of registration shall be carried out according to the guidelines provided at the address: https://tphcm.baohiemxahoi.gov.vn. Read more

With regard to enterprises having a large amount of social insurance participants, health insurance participants, if they need the support from social insurance agencies’ workers at their premises, they should well prepare identity cards/citizen identity cards; codes of social insurance books; mobile phone numbers employees.

In the course of installation of the VssID application, if there are difficulties involved in codes of social insurance books, the enterprises should directly contact with their social insurance collectors for obtaining information.

“VssID” means a digital social security application deployed by Vietnam Social Security. This application may be installed on smartphones serving the looking up of the process of participation in social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance.

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blue-check Update of interest rates used for calculating interests on late payment of SI contributions, HI and UI premiums

Announcement No. 132/TB-BHXH dated January 20th, 2021 of Ho Chi Minh city Social Insurance Agency of interest rates used for calculating interests on late payment, re-collection of social insurance (SI) contributions, health insurance (HI) and unemployment insurance (UI) premiums
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If enterprises delay payment of SI contributions, HI and UI premiums, they shall base on the following interest rates to calculate interests on late payment (fines): Read more

1. The interest rate used for calculating interests on late payment, re-collection of SI contributions, UI premiums is 0.8366%/month;

2. The interest rate used for calculating interests on late payment of HI premiums is 0.5134%/month.

The aforesaid interest rates shall be applied from January 1st, 2021 and replace those regulated at Announcement No. 25/TB-BHXHstatus1 .

Regarding the formula for calculating interests on late payment, evasion of SI contributions, refer to Circular No. 20/2016/TT-BTCstatus2 dated February 3rd, 2016 of the Ministry of Finance.

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blue-check Indexation rate of monthly salary after payment of social insurance contributions applicable in 2021

Circular No. 35/2019/TT-BLDTBXHstatus1 dated December 30th, 2020 of the Ministry of Labor- Invalids and Social Affairs prescribing indexation rate of monthly salary and income after payment of social insurance contributions
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The indexation rate of monthly salary and income after payment of social insurance contributions announced at this Circular is applied for calculation of pensions, social insurance benefit payments for those who apply for receiving such amounts in 2021 (from January 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2021). Read more

Accordingly, the indexation rate of monthly salary after payment of social insurance contributions at the time of each year applicable to persons who receive pensions in 2021 is increased in comparison with that applicable in 2020.

This Circular takes effect from February 15th, 2021; the regulations at Circular shall apply from January 1st, 2021

To replace Circular No. 35/2019/TT-BLDTBXHstatus1 dated December 30th, 2019.

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blue-check Vietnam Social Security requests workers to install VssID Application for online transaction

Dispatch No. 3717/BHXH-CNTT dated November 25th, 2020 of Vietnam Social Security on implementation of VssID Application
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VssID – Digital social security (VssID) is an application on mobile platform of Vietnam Social Security deployed on Google Play for Android devices and AppStore for iOS devices. Read more

This application is aimed to establish communication channel, enable social security, health insurance participants to access information and adopt public procedures conveniently, easily and rapidly and gradually replace current physical social security record and health insurance card.

Vietnam Social Security requests 100% of affiliated public officials and workers to install and use VssID Application

Ho Chi Minh Social Security Office, at Official Dispatch No. 849/BHXH-QLT dated March 31st, 2021, also requests enterprises in the city to install VssID Application on mobile phones for their workers

The instruction on installation and usage of VssID Application is enclosed with this Dispatch.

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blue-check Enterprises shall be further entitled to the suspension of social insurance contributions to the end of December 2020

Official letter No. 2533/BHXH-BT dated August 10th, 2020 of Vietnam Social Security regarding further suspension of contribution to the retirement and survivorship allowance fund
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Because of the resurgence of Covid-19, Vietnam Social Security accepts to allow enterprises to further suspend part of social insurance contributions (contribution to the retirement and survivorship allowance fund) maximally to the end of December 2020. Read more

Conditions for, entitlement to, dossier procedures for, and order of further suspension of social insurance contributions shall be carried out according to the guidelines at Official letter No. 1511/LDTBXH-BHXHstatus2 dated May 4th, 2020.

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blue-check Regarding suspension of social insurance contribution because of impact of Covid-19

Official letter No. 6337/BTC-HCNS dated May 29th, 2020 of the Ministry of Finance regarding guidelines on application for certification of suspension of contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund
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The Ministry of Finance assumes that the suspension of social insurance contribution because of impact of Covid-19 shall comply with Resolution No. 42/NQ-CPstatus2 rather than comply with the regulations on suspension of social insurance contribution of Decree No. 115/2015/ND-CPstatus2 (Article 16). Read more

Accordingly, enterprises shall be entitled to suspend social insurance contribution for up to 12 months if they have to lay off at least 50% of the number of employees (including employees that are suspended, have their employment contracts suspended or take unpaid leave). They are not required to have at least 50% of value of damaged assets as regulated at point b Clause 2 Article 16 of Decree No. 115/20145/ND-CP.

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blue-check Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency recommends that email bhxh.hcm123@gmail.com is the forgery

Official letter No. 1173/BHXH-TTKT dated May 26th, 2020 of Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency regarding Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency does not send letters of invitation for organization of training in Law on social insurance (SI), health insurance (HI) and unemployment insurance (UI)
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Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency recommends that there are cases of sending emails under its name (from the email address: bhxh.hcm123@gmail.com) to invite enterprises to attend the training session on professional skills in law on labor and employment, SI, HI, UI with the collection to charges. Read more

Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency currently neither execute the aforesaid program nor collect charges in any form.

Email: bhxh.hcm123@gmail.com is not Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency’s one.

Official email and phone number of Ho Chi Minh city social insurance agency are:

- Hotline: (028) 39 979 039 (ext. 1111)

- Email: bhxh@hochiminh.vss.gov.vn.

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blue-check Employers are not allowed to keep their employees’ social insurance books in any cases

Official letter No. 1142/BHXH-CST dated May 22nd, 2020 of Ho Chi Minh city Social Insurance Agency regarding rectification of return of social insurance books to employees
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Ho Chi Minh city Social Insurance Agency requests employers not to keep social insurance books of their employees but they must hand over the social insurance books to employees to keep. Read more

With regard to newly increased employees, if they have already had social insurance books, the employers shall only inform the increase based on the social insurance books’ codes rather than requesting the employees to present or submit the social insurance books.

If the newly increased employees do not have social insurance books, after employers receive the social insurance book covers from social insurance agencies, they must immediately hand over the social insurance book covers to the employees.

In case an employee has stopped working but he/she fails to receive the social insurance book, the employer shall prepare the dossier receipt note 623 to transfer the social insurance book to social insurance agency for keeping.

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red-check Conditions and procedures for suspension of contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund

Dispatch No. 1511/LDTBXH-BHXHstatus2 dated May 4th, 2020 of the Ministry of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs on suspension of contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund
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This Dispatch provides guidelines on cases entitled to, conditions for, duration of and procedures for suspension of contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund. Read more

Accordingly, an enterprise may suspend contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund in any of the following cases:

(i) Business operation has been suspended for at least 01 month due to changes in structure, technology, crisis, economic depression.

(ii) Difficulties caused by a natural disaster, conflagration, epidemic or crop failure

Regarding conditions for suspension of contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund, it is required to meet any of these conditions:

- The quantity of suspended employees who have social insurance is at least 50% of total number of employees before the suspension;

- The loss caused by the natural disaster, fire, epidemic or crop failure is over 50% of total assets;

- Social insurance premiums have been fully paid by the end of January 2020 and the quantity of employees who have social insurance is decreased by at least 50% (including employees who have their employment contracts terminated or suspended; employees who take unpaid leave; employees whose employment contracts are suspended for at least 14 working days in the month)

The pension fund and death benefit fund may be suspended for up to 12 months from the month in which an enterprise submits the application.

Application, procedures for settlement of suspension of contribution to the pension fund and death benefit fund shall be carried out according to the guidelines at point 5 of this Dispatch.

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