Documents Needed to Claim SSS Sickness Benefits for OFWs Hospitalized Abroad

 SSS Sickness Benefits for OFWs Confined Abroad

If you're an OFW who got sick or hospitalized abroad, submit these documents to claim your sickness benefits:

1. Sickness Notification (SSS Form CLD-9N)

2. Sickness Benefit Application Form for Unemployed/Self-Employed/Voluntary Members (SSS Form CLD-9A)

3. Medical Certificate (SSS Form MMD-102)

4. Certified true copy of medical records:

- Hospital abstract
- Operation room record
- X-ray, CT scan, ECG, ultrasound results, if these were used
- Other clinical records or results of diagnostic procedures

NOTE:  Documents issued by the hospital must be in English or translated to English  and must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate office or notarized by a notary public in the country where the OFW got sick or hospitalized.

5. SSS ID (or 2 valid IDs with signature, with one ID with photo and date of birth)

- For those with no SSS ID, you may be required to apply for an SSS ID and to present your E6 application acknowledgment stub as one of your IDs for filing your claim.

Additional Documents if Filed by Family Member, Relative or Representative:

- Authorization letter signed by SSS member and representative
- SSS ID of representative
- SSS ID of member (photocopy, because member is abroad)
- passport of member (photocopy, because member is abroad)

If there's no SSS ID, bring 2 valid IDs with signature (at least one ID should have photo and date of birth)

Where to file:

SSS branch nearest the member's residence
or SSS Diliman branch

Deadline for filing:

Within one year after last day of hospitalization, or start of sickness (if treated at home, and not hospitalized)

Who are eligible for sickness benefit?

You are eligible if you:

- Have paid at least 3 monthly contributions within the 12-month period immediately before the semester of sickness or injury

- Have used up all company sick leaves with pay

- Have been sick at home or confined in a hospital for at least 4 days

- Have notified SSS within 5 days after start of sickness or injury (if confined at home) 

- Have notified SSS within 1 year from start of hospitalization ( if confined in a hospital)

How much is the sickness benefit?

Daily sickness benefit is 90% of average daily salary credit -- this depends on your 6 highest monthly salary credits within the 12-month period before your semester of confinement

A member can avail of up to 120 days of sickness benefits in one year.


  1. Miechell Manongas October 7, 2014
    I applied for salary loan last September 9, 2014. They said processing will take 2 to 3 weeks. Till now October 7, I haven't received my loan check. The staff at sss pasay told me the check is already done and it's for mailing. Why is it like that? We apply for a loan because we need the loan. Why do they have to mail when we can just pick up the check?

    Hi Miechell, it's really frustrating, but you just have to wait. Comment at the FB page of SSS. We hope that SSS will soon release checks through debit cards or bank accounts.

  2. I have undergone 1 day surgery due to neck lymhp node swelling.
    Completely excision for biopsy.
    What do i need to submit for my claimS?
    Currently im in abu dhabi.
    Planning to file for claims when i got home to davao.
    What Necessary documents i need to comply?

  3. hi,

    good afternoon.
    i was confined from dec.3-to dec.9 and i was advised to rest until january 2015.
    after receiving my sickness notification,only 7 days was approved.
    how about my rest days?is it possible to extend the approved days since i was not able to work that time?nakalagay kasi na fit to work ako ng jan.2, 2015.
    i am also expected to give birth on feb.20,may kinalaman po ba yung maternity ko dun sa sickness ko kya gnun lang kaliit yun.??
    sayang po kasi yung mga days na di ako pinapasok e.


  4. QUESTION from kitchie Jan 8, 2015
    Good afternoon! How can I retrieve my member LOGIN, USER ID and password? I forgot them; even the mobile no. saved in my account, it's no longer with me. I like to check my contributions to see if I can apply for a loan. Thanks
    The remedy is to call SSS, but the phone is always busy. Just try calling. Or you can visit the nearest SSS branch.

  5. Hi charmaine, yes, you may be right, specially if your confinement is related to your maternity and if your recommended rest is related to your maternity. And if your doctor used the word rest, then the SSS doctor will consider it as rest. Usually also, if the case did not involve surgery, they based the no. of days on the actual days a member was sick and confined.
    Sorry I don't know if filing an appeal will be successful. Ask others too

  6. Hi i have a problem with an existing loan you see, i filed for a salary loan way back December 2013, i was under a new employer then. When I checked for the status of the loan it was approved and there was a check already issued but it was under my previous company's name apparently my new employer did not submit my contributions yet. When I called my previous employer they said SSS will cancel the check generated within 30 days, because they will be returning the check generated but until now it still shows that I have an existing loan &the check is still there. I have tried your number numerous times but there was no response. Thanks

  7. Dear SSS,
    my grandfather died last April 2014 until now we can`t get the burial loansum.
    April 2015 is near but still the papers was still on processing. How come diba? pano kaya namin ma process ito we already completed naman na all requirements.
    If i will die on the future baka ganyan din maging service niyo?

  8. Hi?

    I just want to ask if same lang ba ang SSS ID card and the UMID ID Card?
    I'm waiting na for my UMID ID Card to be delivered.
    Do I still need ti get that SSS ID Card?

    Sorry!! First Timer Here..

    Thank You so much.

  9. almost 1 week na offline ang educational loan.when po ba ma on line?qualified po ako at application for subsequent release of educational assistance loan ang aking application.hindi po ma encode kasi nga off line.thanks po

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  13. Good evening.. can i pay my SSS loan in full even if it's just less than a year? can I pay it at any SSS branch?

  14. i have lost my E1 form and my next employer asks me to submit even a copy of that E1 form .. what should i do to have copy of this form, does all sss offices able to retrieve and print a copy for my files?
    thank you.

  15. About lost E1 form: Visit the branch nearest your residence and apply for a copy of your E1 form. Another option is to ask your next employer if they accept a printout of your online SSS static information. If they accept, you Enroll in online SSS. It's easier if you enroll as Employed because it's most likely that your status is Employed. To enroll, you need your former employer's SSS no. Ask your former office mate.