It says the amount was for temporary disability benefits based on 25,219 cases.
HR minister stresses that the overall objective of Socso is to cover all working Malaysians.
Some 100,000 drivers are targeted to be covered.
Minister says Socso and Transport Ministry have discussed measures to be taken should they fail to do so.
This translates to 86 percent of the country's 15.2 million workers not being covered.
Minister says the counter, which aids people with their employment insurance claims, has been a success.
The total, in the form of a monthly pension, could reach up to RM30 million if paid continuously, says Socso CEO.
Socso CEO says among the diseases which caused deaths were hypertension, heart diseases and diabetes.
Contributions will come from 6.6 million registered employees and 430,000 employers.
SBF and SCCI are disappointed that the ministry has not appointed their candidate.
I am supportive of the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS). As someone who lost his job not once or twice but three times in the last 20 years I know the pain and anguish of people who have lost their job and have nowhere to turn to in terms of financial support to get them by until the next job is found.