T Nhaveen left his family taken care of in a small way.
Despite working only 20 days as a shoe promoter at a department store in Bayan Lepas while waiting to enrol in college for his music studies, Nhaveen contributed to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
As a result, his family will receive a monthly pension of RM672.
The monthly pension will be divided among his parents and his 16-year-old sister. His parents will receive the pension until death and his sister until she is 21 or gets married, whichever comes first.
Penang Socso director A Anthony Arul Dass said Nhaveen qualified for the aid as he was working as a part-time promoter and he was on his way home from work at the time of the assault.
“Investigations were conducted and we found what happened to be a ‘commuting accident’,” he said.
Anthony, who visited Nhaveen’s family at their flat in Taman Tun Sardon in Gelugor, also handed over a one-off bereavement payment of RM2,000 to Nhaveen’s mother, D Shanti, 43, a factory worker.
Shanti, who was still visibly shaken by Nhaveen’s passing, thanked Socso for its contribution which is part of the bereavement benefits under Socso.
Nhaveen succumbed to his injuries on Jun 15 after the Jun 9 assault by a group of teenage bullies. He suffered brain damage and never regained consciousness.