So far, 53 cities and provinces in the country have paid annual social assistance via postal service. 14 others are piloting payment of social assistance via postal service, or do not launch it yet, including Ha Noi.
In an effort to promote the use of information technology in handling social security policies, integrate social security policies and grante social security e-card and contribute to administration reform, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs give requests as follow.
Accordingly, People’s Committees of the 14 cities and provinces shall direct local Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in coordination with local Post Offices and Departments of Finance to finalize plan on social assistance payment via postal service, then submit it to leaders of the People’s Committees to ask for approval; allocate funds for social assistance payment, management, supervision and incentives for the people; guarantee close cooperation between labor, invalids and social affairs agencies and postal agencies to realize social assistance policies.
For cities and provinces which already give social assistance payment via postal service, Chairpeople of People’s Committees of the localities shall direct provincial post offices in coordination with Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to conduct inspection and supervision, organize training to improve services of postal officers, and apply information technology in processing social security policies.
People’s Committees of cities and provinces instruct Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in cooperation with provincial post offices and Departments of Finances to approve pilot plan on paying social assistance for people having contribution to the country via postal service.