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  • FYI, You Can Send Your SSS Maternity Benefits Application Online

    If you are not an employee, don't forget to pay your contributions regularly.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
FYI, You Can Send Your SSS Maternity Benefits Application Online
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  • FYI, you can send your application for SSS maternity benefits online. And in case you're worried it will get lost, the Social Security System (SSS) assures it works. In fact, you can enroll your bank account SSS online.

    A month after its initial implementation last May 31, 2021, SSS says it received over 17,726 maternity benefit applications (MBA) online through the My.SSS portal on the SSS website.

    Those qualified to submit MBA online are female self-employed, voluntary, overseas Filipino workers (OFW), non-working spouse members, and separated from employment, and have not received any advanced payment of maternity benefit from their previous employers, including household employers.

    You also need to meet the standard qualifying conditions, including the contribution requirement of at least three monthly contributions within the 12 months preceding the semester of the childbirth, miscarriage, or emergency termination of pregnancy (ETP).

    You may submit your maternity notification via the My.SSS portal on the SSS website or through the SSS mobile app.

    “We would like to remind our members that only contributions paid prior to the semester of childbirth, miscarriage, or ETP will be considered in determining eligibility for maternity benefits. That’s why it is very important for individual members to pay their contributions regularly,” SSS president and chief executive officer Aurora C. Ignacio says.

    If you are employed, you need to notify your employer upon learning about your pregnancy. SSS requires the employer to pay you your maternity benefits in advance and file its reimbursement applications online through the My.SSS Portal on the SSS website.

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    Ignaico also reminded SSS members and employers to enroll their bank accounts first in the Disbursement Account Enrollment Module (DAEM) before submitting their applications and reimbursements.

    Aside from initial or new maternity benefit claims, online MBA also covers adjustments for the following scenarios:

    • SSS member being a solo parent
    • correction on the type of delivery from normal to cesarean delivery or from miscarriage to ectopic pregnancy with operation
    • SSS computation is higher than the employer’s computation
    • additional posted contributions will increase the benefit amount, correction of the approved number of compensable days from 60 (normal delivery) or 78 (caesarian section delivery) to 105 days
    • allocation of leave credits not used due to separation from employment of child’s father or qualified alternate caregiver

    Online MBA also supports the uploading of supporting documents. Members are reminded to ensure that the uploaded documents are complete, properly scanned, and clear, and not altered or tampered with to avoid rejection of the claim.

    The mandatory implementation of MBA online took effect last September 1, 2021, where over-the-counter applications or filing through dropbox in SSS branch offices are no longer accepted.

    The step-by-step procedure of online submission of MBA can be accessed here.

    Click here to know how to register on SSS online to help manage your benefits.  

    For up-to-date announcements visit the official SSS accounts on Facebook and YouTube at “Philippine Social Security System,” Instagram (@mysssph) and on Twitter at (@PHLSSS)  and in the SSS Viber Community at “MYSSSPH Updates.”

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