In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, the Social Security Fund (abbreviated to FSS in Macao) will suspend all services to the public from 5th February until further notice in order to avoid crowd gathering and reduce the risk of disease spread. The FSS reiterates that it will extend the payment period and exempt related interest or fines.
The FSS states that the number of working days for public servants to be exempted from going to work (starting from 30th January this year) will not count towards the application period of various benefits and allowances, and residents can wait until the public service to resume normal operations and then to file their applications. In addition, the provision of proof of life by beneficiaries of old-age and disability pension can be until the end of March, without affecting their normal payment of benefits in April. The FSS also reiterates that the payment deadline for the contributions for the fourth quarter of 2019, the employment fee for non-resident workers, and the contributions of casual workers for December 2019 will be extended to 28th February and any late payment interest and fines will be exempted.
For the latest news, please check the Social Security Fund website www.fss.gov.mo.