4.08.2013

Documents Required for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim

By KD
Updated June 2016

These are the documents needed in filing your SSS Maternity Benefit Claim in the Philippines:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM ALL CLAIMANTS:

1. Maternity Benefit Application for Self-Employed, Voluntary, OFW, NWS (SSS Form)
    If Employed: Maternity Benefit Reimbursement for Employed Member  (SSS Form)

2. Maternity Notification (SSS Form)
    - should have been stamped by SSS BEFORE delivery of child

3. SSS ID card
   - or your SSS ID application acknowledgment stub and
     2 valid IDs both with signature and at least 1 ID with photo and date of birth
 
4. Birth certificate of the child
  - Original or Certified True Copy from the Local Civil Registrar,
     or Original Copy from NSO
     (Do not use the birth certificate given by the hospital where you gave birth.
      If the birth certificate is from the local registrar, use the one with the original "Certified True Copy" stamp or mark.


Possible Additional Documents:
SSS might require you to submit these documents whether yours is Normal Delivery or CS:
     1. Obstetrical History Form  (Request this from your OB or midwife)
     2. Summary of Discharge  (Request from the hospital)

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR DIFFERENT SITUATIONS

If Delivery was through Caesarean Section:

 Certified true copy of Operating Room Record
     or Surgical Memorandum
     or Diischarge Summary Report
     or Medical/Clinical Abstract

If Child was Born Abroad:

The birth certificate must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, or notarized by a notary public in the country where the child was born

If the certificate is in foreign language, it must be with English translation and also authenticated by the Philippine embassy or consulate or notarized by notary public in the host country

If Mother-Member was Separated from Employment 6 Months or Less Prior to Giving Birth:

1. Certification of Separation from Employer, with Date of Separation
2. Certification of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit 
3. Signature Specimen Card from Employer (L-501 Form)
Note: The signatures on these 3 documents must be by one and the same person and must look the same.
If you went AWOL, or your former company closed down, and you can't get Separation documents, use this affidavit: Affidavit of Undertaking in English (SSS Form)
                          or Affidavit of Undertaking in Tagalog (SSS Form)

If Miscarriage or Complete Abortion:

1. Pregnancy Ultrasound Report (or pregnancy test results before and after abortion)
2. Histopathology Report (certified by authorized hospital representative)
3. Medical Certificate
4. Obstetrical History (certified by attending physician, with license number, signature and printed name)

If Incomplete Abortion and Raspa or D & C:

1. Pregnancy Ultrasound Report (or pregnancy test results before and after abortion)
2. D & C and Histopathology Report (certified by authorized hospital representative)
3. Medical Certificate
4. Obstetrical History (certified by attending physician, with license number, signature and printed name)

If Child Was Stillborn:

Fetal Death Certificate (Original or Certified True Copy from the Local Civil Registrar)

NOTE: 
-  SSS says it might require additional documents if certain submitted documents have defects.
-  SSS might require you to submit these documents whether yours is Normal Delivery or CS:
     -- Obstetrical History Form
     -- Summary of Discharge


Where to submit your maternity benefit claim:

At the SSS branch nearest your residence or place of work

For overseas workers, you can submit your documents at the branch nearest your Philippine residence or at the SSS Diliman branch.

Related Post:
Reasons Why Some SSS Maternity Benefit Claims Are Denied or Rejected


Older Comments From Readers Can Be Seen Here:   Documents for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim

125 comments:

  1. Hi paul, yes, if your MAT1 and MAT2 are in your maiden name. Your MAT2 name (and your name in hospital documents if CS) should match your name in your IDs.

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  2. Hi Eileen, the histopathology report is important, based on comments that we get on our blogs, but you have the D&C report. Just pray that the SSS officers will consider the papers that you have.

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  3. Hi Lineth, have you received your returned papers from SSS? Re-submit together with your Affidavit of Discrepancy in Name. Use this affidavit as basis. Erase Nos. 2 to 4 and change to something like:
    2. That the surname of my child Reign G. Bueno is Bueno because his father is Reggie Bueno, who is my partner at present.
    3. That my child's surname (Bueno) is different from my married surname (Plamenco) because Plamenco is the surname of my husband from whom I have been separated for some time (or for __ years), and who is not the father of my child Reign G. Bueno.
    Your claim should be approved. There's no discrimination for those not annulled.

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  4. Hi joys, submit your claim at another SSS branch near your work or residence. Dec 2012 and Jan 30, 2014 has a time gap of more than 1 year, so separation papers should no longer be required. In the SSS guide, separation papers are required only when the gap is 6 months or less. But of course I'm not with SSS; they might have changes. If the officer in the new branch will still require separation papers, submit affidavits of separation and non-advancement of SSS maternity benefit.

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  5. thnk u JK s reply ok na po yung requirements ko ngpsa na po ako sa sss at ok po ang evaluation may stub na po ako pra s pagfollow-up.thnk u po ulit.

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  6. mczy: thanks ms jk for the update. As verified, my contributions were until june. Should I settle july, aug? How much will I pay because my monthly contribution when employed was 1760? How long does it take to change status from employed to voluntary? If voluntary, are all docs online? If re-employed, who should update status? thanks ms jk
    To add, if my MAT1 is approved online, when can I get my check?
    Lastly Ms Jk this is to reiterate, are separation docs no longer needed if tne gap is between 6 mos? Because I really can't get those docs.

    Hi mczy, you can pay 550 or higher for Aug at SSS using RS5 form (use transaction no. to register at sss.gov.ph after payment is posted). Actually, you can pay lower, if you prefer, but I think 550 is better. Your status should change after your RS5 payment is posted.
    After your status has changed to Voluntary, you can file your MAT1 online. Print your acknowledgment page.
    If re-employed, your new employer will report you to SSS and your status will change to Employed after your contribution as Employed is posted.
    If I'm correct that your separation date is June 2014 and your delivery date is Nov 2014, then the gap is less than 6 months. Submit these Affidavits: Separation, Non-advancement.
    Your claim will be processed after you submit MAT2 papers.

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  7. Thanks Ms JK,however i forgot to ask i have existing SSS Salary loan - do you think it will affect my MAT claim. As checked my payments was updated as of June 2014 same with the pAyment of my contribution. Do I still need to settle it monthly to avoid inconvenience on my MAT claim. Can I file this to any sss branch. Pls help. tnx

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  8. Hi mczy, yes, you need to make your monthly salary loan payments before their due dates at any SSS branch. Your delinquent loan balance will be deducted from your maternity benefit.

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  9. Anabel PAMINTUAN: I'm not married to the father of my baby, but my baby will use my partner's surname. What will I do to claim my maternity benefit? I don't have a marriage certificate. Please help thanks

    Hi Anabel, if you're eligible for the SSS maternity benefit, you can get the benefit even if you're not married to the father of your baby. Your baby's father will sign your baby's birth certificate so your baby can use his/her father's surname.

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  10. is there a deadline in claiming the maternity benefit?

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  11. Hi guinette louise, there's a deadline for filing MAT1 form -- should be filed before giving birth. MAT2 documents can be submitted within 10 years, but should be filed as soon as documents are completed to avoid unexpected problems.

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  12. Dane: Hi Ms. JK! It's me again.. I just wanna clarify if my salary loan balance will be deducted from my MAT benefit. I filed a loan with my previous company this year before I resigned and I haven't completed the payments. Also, will there be a discrepancy if I'll use my Surname and middle name in my child's birth cert since I'm a single mom? Thanks!

    Hi Dane, if you have monthly amortizations that are past due, these will be deducted from your maternity benefit. So update your payments.
    But there's a possibility that SSS will deduct your total balance. Why? Because SSS requires that employers should deduct the full loan balance from the last/separation pay of a resigning employee.
    About your baby's name, submit an Affidavit of Discrepancy in Name.
    Also, I'm not sure if your baby's use of your middle name is already legal. It's the use of your surname that is legal. There was a bill filed about this, but I think it was not yet passed. Anyway, the local-registrar-hospital liaison officer will tell you the correct naming of children.

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  13. Dane: I now have a new employer and will start training this Sept 1. If I file my MAT2 with them, do I need to provide a Certificate of Separation from Employment, Certificate of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit and 2 copies of Specimen Signature Card (SSS Form L-501) from my previous employer? It was just last May 2014 that I resigned from my previous employer. Thanks!

    Hi Dane, about separation documents: It will depend on your member status with SSS when you file your MAT2 claim. Check your online SSS account. If you file as Separated or Voluntary, and the gap between your separation date and child delivery date is less than 6 months, then separation papers are required. But if the name of your new employer is already posted in your SSS account, then your member status is still Employed, with a new Employer, and I think you will be required to file through your new employer, and you no longer need to submit separation papers from your previous employer. To be sure, go to SSS and ask. Or ask your new HR.

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  14. my previous employer wont give me a copy of the L501...its confidential daw...is there a way i can complete the docs needed..without my previous company's participation..

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  15. Hi guinette louise malinao, is the gap between your separation date and delivery date more than 6 months? And is your status online already Voluntary? If yes, then separation papers are no longer required. But some SSS evaluators still require separation papers, so try submitting the cert of separation and cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit only, without submitting the L501.

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  16. jeny: I've passed my MAT1 here at SSS Laguna branch because we now live and do business here. But I wrote our Manila address, our former business address, in my MAT1. Can I change my address for my claim? SSS might send my check to the Manila address. What should I do? Thank you.

    Hi jeny, you said you wrote your Manila address in your MAT1. You can write your Laguna address in your MAT2 claim. Before filing your MAT2 claim, pay 1 contribution with your Laguna address, and check online if your address has been changed before you file your MAT2 claim.

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  17. Hi,

    I submitted my Mat1 form last April when I was 5 months pregnant, my civil status then was Single. I have rcvd my Mat1 claim on my 7th month of pregnancy, that was last June but I got married last May. Now that I am married, am I required to update my civil status sa sss prior to me submitting the docs for Mat2 claim to my employer? Or it doesnt matter kung updated sya or hindi? Magkakaron ba ng problema?

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  18. Hi andrea, in the past years, a member can file her claim using her maiden name, without updating her status, and her claim is approved. But recently, there was one who commented in our blogs who was required to update her civil status. I'm not sure if it's a new policy, or if it was only the officer's personal preference. Since it will be your employer that will file, ask your HR if you need to update your civil status.

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  19. randy marcelo: Hi mam what about my case, as my baby is premature. My expected delivery date was Sept, but I gave birth in July. Can I reimburse some money? What are the requirements?

    Hi randy, if you were eligible when your expected date is Sep, you're still eligible even if you gave birth in July, because these 2 months are in the same quarter. maternity benefit claim documents required

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  20. Hi. Ask ko lang po kung ako po ba mag aasikaso ng benefit claim sa sss yung check po ba sa employer ko pa din ipapadala? Di kasi sila nag cacash advancement. How will i know kung magkano talaga nakuha ko benefit claim from sss? Di kasi ko tiwala sa company namin baka kasi magbigay sila sa kin bawas na

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  21. thank you for this blog...my application was accepted na..waiting for the check to be delivered..thanks

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  22. viennelicious
    Hi. May I ask if I should be the one filing my benefit claim with sss. Will the check be sent to my employer? They don't give cash advances. How will i know the true benefit amount given to me by sss? I don't really trust my company. They might make deduction from my benefit.

    Hi viennelicious, you can file your documents yourself at SSS, but you need your employer to sign your MAT2. Your check will be sent to your employer's address. Register at sss.gov.ph so will know your check amount after your check details are posted.

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  23. Hi guinette louise, thanks a lot for appreciating our blog.

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  24. nawawala post ko last time pati ung follow up question ko.

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  25. Hi its me again Cathy... Until now, on process prin ang request ko pra s pgpepermanent ng SSS # ko. I have few questions to ask...

    - do i need to change my status from single to married before i file my maternity claim? Or can i file first my claim before changing my status?
    - if ever i already change my status, will it affect my filing of claim because when i gave birth gmit ko ang apelyido ko nung single pa ako since im not yet update my passport?

    Thanks alot. And Have a nice day...

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  26. Hi Susan, my reply is here: See Sep 12 2014 Maternity benefit

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  27. kesya29 September 10, 2014
    May i ask if i can still get my check. it was in nov 2009 when i should have my maternity reimbursement.Is that still possible? I have with me my stub and check number. thanks

    Hi kesya29, yes, you should be able to claim it, if the check was never sent by SSS or if it was sent then was returned to SSS. Go to your branch and ask, so they can see if the check was mailed to you, or if it was already encashed, or if the check was returned to SSS.

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  28. Hi catherine, your claim should be processed even if you don't change your status yet. Over the years, many similar cases were processed. But recently, there was one who commented here that the SSS officer required her to change first her status since her child's birth certificate shows that she is married. I don't know if it's only one officer's preference, or if there has been a policy change.

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  29. Thanks a lot JK... This blog is very helpful... Thanks for answering all our questions...

    More power...

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  30. hi guinette here again, im for interview egarding my maternity claim..im a voluntary member na kase..any idea on this interview?thanks

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  31. Hi guinette, it's my first time to come to know of an interview regarding maternity benefit claim. Is your interview at your branch? Then you should be able to answer clearly and immediately questions about all of the information you wrote in your claim, like dates of separation and child delivery, where you delivered, your former company, etc.
    Maybe they saw some inconsistencies in your documents. You should be able to explain.

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  32. Plz help me to claim my sss cheque sa lucena branch ako ngfile ng mga reqmnts ko.as of july15,2014 up to now more than 2months n wala pdn dumdating but staff of sss branch lucena told me n after 1 month..whay happen kaya c e3

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  33. Hi, this is Cathy.

    Gusto ko lng po itanong if pwede po ba magfile ng 2 claim sa maternity for 1st child at sa upcoming 2nd child...

    Thanks po...

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  34. Hi maria andrea, are you residing at the address you wrote in your MAT2? Are you sure that your documents were complete and correct? If yes, you can go to your post office and ask about your registered mail from SSS at the registered mail section.
    Or are you registered online? If not, register so you can see the status of your claim.

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  35. Aemi Quides
    good day..i came back from work last august 28, 2014 and I haven't received my salary until now from my employer. They said they've advanced my 2 months salary so I won't have a salary for 2 months. I've passed my MAT form and requirements that they need. Is that really the process?

    Hi Aemi, do you mean you have given birth probaby in July, took your maternity leave in July and Aug, and you have gone back to work on Aug 28? And they're not paying you for your work for Aug 28 to today because you've received your 2 month advance? Your 2-month advance is for your maternity leave for July and Aug. They should pay you for your Aug-Sep work.
    Your maternity benefit is free, you do not pay it back.
    Just comment again if my assumption about your maternity leave is not correct.

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  36. Hi po, i had a miscarriage and have already been on leave for almost a month now. I already provided my employer all the documents they asked for the maternity leave and was submitted to SSS last Monday. I just want to know how I can inquire if the claim is approved and if a cheque is already sent out. Also I read that Social Security System (SSS) has accredited a list of banks to implement a new program which allows SSS to reimburse private employers via direct credit to their deposit accounts in UNIONBANK. Private company employers who presently advance claims for Sickness, Maternity and Employees Compensation (SMEC) benefits of their employees will no longer have to wait long for their SSS SMEC check reimbursements to come through the post office nor worry about fraudulent or lost SSS checks due to pilferage or misdelivery.

    The SSS is now having issues with their site and I cannot login to validate the status of my claim and our HR team is nor responding to my inquiries. I want to know my options to know if my claim is approved, how will I get and how many parts are the payment and when will I receive it. Sorry for the long post. Your immediate response will be much appreciated

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  37. Hi gix20, sad to say that now, it might take 6 weeks to 2 months before you get your check, based on comments on our sites.
    About the bank program, ask your HR if they've registered with the SMBP program and if it's already approved. If your employer has been approved for the program, SSS sends a notice to your employer after depositing the benefit to your employer's account.

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  38. Aemi Quides said...
    yup it's correct. that's why I don't know what to do because I haven't received anything from aug up to now. what should I do?

    Hi Aemi, talk with your employer or HR. Tell them that the 2-month advance they gave you is to pay your July-Aug maternity leave. They should pay your salary. Or ask them to explain to you why you should not be paid for the days that you've worked.

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  39. Hi JK! Just a quick question.. where can I get the Affidavit of Discrepancy in child's name?

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  40. catherine dela cruz
    Hi, this is Cathy. Can I file 2 claims, one for my 1st child and the other is for my 2nd child whom I'll give birth to soon? Thanks

    Hi Cathy, yes, you can file 2 claims if you're eligible in both deliveries. But I think it's better if you file separately, one at a time.
    Your problem with your first one is you didn't file your MAT1 before your delivery. Are you sure you were eligible for the 1st one? If you're sure, you can file for your 1st child now. Include a letter explaining to SSS why you were not able to file your MAT1. Attach this letter to the filled-up MAT1 form.
    Have you filed your MAT1 for your 2nd child?
    Ask others too

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  41. Hi JK! Just a quick question.. where can I get the Affidavit of Discrepancy in child's name?

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  42. Hi just want to ask, i already informed sss regarding my pregnancy thru mat 1. Sss advise me to complete the requirements since I am separated employee they requiring me to have certificate of employment, L501 & certificate of non cash advance payment. Unfortunately, my employer refuse to give me L501 and certificate of emplyment coz they reason out that i just worked for them for 2 months.. i dont know what to do, i consistently have contributions for 4 years and i dont want to waste my benefit just because they cant provide docs. Is there any other alternative or pwede ba ko mag appeal s sss regarding that situation..thanks

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  43. Thank you for your response... I will file first on my second child. They told me, you can file maternity claim within 10 years. For now, i will complete first the requirements for my second child since i will gave birth april next year. Can i file my MAT-1 now? Or until when can I file the MAT-1?

    Thanks again...

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  44. hi roselle share ko lang since same tau ng nangyare...hindi ako bnigyan ng copy ng dati kong employer ng L501..what i did was dun ako nag file sa SSS Servicing branch mismo ng dati kong employer tutal may documents sila ng company..ayun complete nman yung certificate ko so approved ung claims ko and kaka receive ko lang ng checke ko..

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  45. Hi catherine, okay, that's a good decision. You must file your MAT1 BEFORE you give birth. You can file after your 60th day of pregnancy, with ultrasound report.

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  46. Hi roselle, you can submit an Affidavit of separation from Employment
    and
    Affidavit of Non-Advancement of SSS Maternity Benefit.
    As advised by guinette louise, you can file at the SSS branch servicing your former employer.

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  47. steffi cruz October 10, 2014
    Hello, Goodam! Do I need to submit L501 form to sss, because it was attached to my mat1 when I filed it. But I did not resign from my company. I was "endo" and did not work when I came to know I got pregnant. I contributed from jan 2013-march 2014 through my company. i gave birth this sept 30. thanks po. Godbless

    Hi steffi, when you file your MAT2, you need to also submit L501, certificate of separation and cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit because you were not under contract (you said "endo") when you gave birth. If you were on leave from your company, then you don't need to file L501.

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  48. Hi! Just want to ask this in case you'd be able to help. How long does it normally take for a separated employee's Maternity Reimbursement to be delivered? I called SSS and was told check was released Oct. 8 and until now I have not received it.

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  49. Hi larahbanana, early last year, it takes only 12 to 14 days. Now based on online comments, it takes about 3 weeks to 1 month or more.

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  50. Hi...
    Can I ask a question? My co-employee gave birth 2nd week of September. She already had file MAT-1 and got her advance from our employer but we didn't contact her since then. As I know before the employer can reimburse the advance it has be have a documents required by SSS. Will it be possible for the employer to reimburse the advance even lack of reuirements?

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  51. Dane October 21, 2014
    Hello miss JK, if we lost our MAT1 document with stamp by SSS, can we still file our MAT2 claim?

    Hi Dane, yes, you can include a letter to SSS stating that you lost your SSS-stamped MAT1. Write the date when you filed it. Or if you have not given birth, you can file your MAT1 online.

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  52. Hi Rose Ann, no, your employer cannot reimburse without the required documents. Your HR can call your employee to check when she's going to submit her child's birth certificate and signed MAT2 form.

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  53. Hi! I submitted my SSS MAT1 last Oct 8 to our HR and had a miscarriage Oct 21. I am only 4.5 months in my job. Since I am not yet a regular employee, am I still eligible for the 60 days maternity leave? Also do I still need to wait for the stamped MAT1 form before I submit my MAT2?

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  54. Hi May, ask your HR if they have submitted your MAT1. They could have filed your MAT1 online if you have an online SSS account. Register at sss.gov.ph. For miscarriage, you need to have a histopathology report or a D&C report and ultrasound report before and after miscarriage. You can file asap through your employer. The SSS maternity benefit is for all pregnant members, so you deserve the maternity benefit in full amount. But ask your HR about the no. of days you can spend for maternity leave

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  55. Rose Sanchez October 28, 2014
    hi can i file for my maternity benefits if this october i pay contributions, but my due date is december ? what to do? thanks

    Hi Rose, I think I answered this question in another page. Sorry no. You should have paid at least 3 contributions within July 2013 to June 2014.

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  56. bian ricko setarios November 22, 2014
    GOOD DAY! I'M BABIELYN SETARIOS. I gave birth SEPT 17 2014. SEPARATED from WORK JAN.31,2014. My requirements are complete, AS SEPARATED MEMBER. Was not able to file MAT-1. What should I do?

    Hi babielyn Fill up MAT-1, and then attach a letter explaining why you were not able to file MAT-1 before delivery.

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  57. oyam November 20, 2014
    good day! Regarding my claim for maternity benefit, last oct 6 I was confined due to miscarriage. does your process takes 3 weeks before your doctor approves or not? Is it different from the process for normal delivery? My requirements are complete. thanks

    Hi oyam, the process will be a bit longer because they're going to verify your histopathology or D&C report. But as long as your papers are complete, your claim should be approved.

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  58. Erly Banasihan November 9, 2014
    Hellow! Just want to ask:
    1. I dont know that I was pregnant coz I really have an iregular menstruation. I had D&C last Oct.22,2014 after miscarriage. Will I still be qualified for the benefits? I wasn't able to notify and I dont have any ultrasound document? But I filed the requirements together w/ the MAT1/notification , MAT 2 and other supporting docs.
    2. If in case I'm qualified, is there an estimated amount of how much I'll be getting from SSS. My basic is 15,000 then I have 5,000 monthly allowance then night diff fee since Im working night shift.
    3. I submitted my requirements last Nov.8,2014. How long is the processing? when I was discharged from the hospital, I was automatically put on mat leave and my salary was also on hold, including my allowance while Im on leave and I still have a lot of bills to settle. Thanks--hoping for a response

    Hi Erly, if you had at least 3 contributions within July 2013 to June 2014, then you're eligible for maternity benefit. For early miscarriage, it's understandable that MAT1 is not filed on time. About your benefit amount: were six 1760s your 6 highest contributions within July 2013 to June 2014? If yes, then your benefit is 32k. About processing: It might take longer because SSS will verify your histopathology/D&C report. Your employer should advance your benefit. That's the rule. But anyway, rather than antagonize them, you can request your HR if they can advance you some money as you need it badly.

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  59. lou sardido November 2014
    hi I was 7 weeks pregnant then that day it was my 1st time to have check up. then my doctor advised trans vaginal ultrasound. But before I had my ultra sound, I miscarried. I have my medical cert from the check up. But when I had my ultrasound, the result was clear that there's no more baby. Can I file?

    Hi lou, sorry I'm replying only now. I have to work too.
    You can try filing using your medical certificate, but I'm not sure about approval. For miscarriage cases, they really require the histopathology or D&C (raspa) report and the ultrasound report. To be sure, visit SSS

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  60. 13thgoodSoul November 2014
    hi, can I claim my maternity benefit? I gave birth 1 week ago.I haven't filed mat1 and mat2 because it's only now that I came to know about the benefit. I'm ofw and I'm paying maximum amount. I have paid for the whole year of 2014. thanks

    Hi 13thgoodSoul, did you pay at least 3 contributions within July 2013 to June 2014? If yes, you can claim. Fill up MAT1 and attach a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before your delivery. Submit together with the other requirements.

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  61. Gelavhie Villaseñor Nov 25, 2014
    Hi there. Do I need to pass L501? I had work last july. In sept, I became a voluntary member and then filed my mat1. My due date is march 2015. If yes, what should I do as my previous firm was already sold and had changed its name.

    Hi Gelavhie, I think I have responded to this question already -- maybe at another page?
    The gap between your separation date and maternity date is more than 6 months, so you don't need to submit separation documents. Pay 1 or more contributions as voluntary so your member status will change from employed to Voluntary. Check your online SSS account from time to time

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  62. Anjaneth Diaz December 5, 2014
    Hello Jk. I just wanted to ask. What if when I filed Mat1 i was not yet married, then this july 31 this year, I got married. I gave birth september 20, and until now I haven't filed my requirements for Mat-2. Do I need to change status before submitting the requirements? I haven't changed my signature, still using the same signature. Hope you answer this. Thanks in advance. ;)

    Hi Anjaneth, does your baby's birth certificate show mother and the father married. There are some SSS officers that require a claimant to change her status if the birth certificate shows the parents are married. In the past, a mother can file as single, even if married. If you do file as married, wait till your status is changed to Married before you file. Check your online account from time to time.

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  63. i see, thanks JK. Try ko nlang muna magfile as single. :)

    Here's another set of questions dear! ;)

    1. YUng birthcertificate ba ni baby na need ipasa is original? Or pede photo copy?

    2. Anung months po sakop ng maternity benefits ko? September thid year po ako nanganak. THanks again in advance. :)

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  64. Hi, I am carrying my 1st baby and I don't have any idea at all on how to's. Here's my questions.

    1. Nagresign ako sa work December 11 2014 and EDD ko naman is June 3. So sakop ako na mag pass ng Cert of Separation and the last two. I requested then my previous employer told me that di daw sila nagrerelease ng Cert of Separation but they can provide Cert of Employment instead. Eh diba magkaiba yun? And is there any possibility na maiaapprove ang claim ko since di nga daw sila nagbibigay nun?

    2. Okay ba na di ako mag contribute kahit wala na akong work unless I contributed voluntarily? Makakapag file parin kaya ako and ma aapprove kaya yung claim ko?

    I have many more in mind but hirap ako mag construct I'm more of confused na kasi please reply asap thanks!

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  65. Hi Rosevic, 1. Yes, you need to submit separation papers because the gap between your separation and due dates is less than 6 months. Get your Cert of Employment, and then ask SSS if you can submit an Affidavit of Separation and Non-advancement of maternity benefit instead because your former employer's policy is to give only cert of employment.
    2. Yes, you're eligible even if you don't contribute from Jan to June. SSS will look for your 6 highest contributions in 2014.

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  66. Hi Anjaneth, 1. Yes, submit an original copy. A certified true copy with stamp and signature from your local civil registrar is accepted.
    2. Your semester of contingency is Apr to Sep 2014. SSS will look for your 6 highest salary credits within Apr 2013 to Mar 2014

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  67. QUESTION from catherine dela cruz January 11, 2015
    Hi! May I ask for help again. Now I have my permanent SSS#. What should I do first. Should I apply for maternity claim or change my status from single to married.
    If I change my status, will it affect my maternity claim filing, as my hospital record shows my maiden surname, specifically when I gave birth to my eldest child? Will I not face difficulty in claiming if I change my status?
    Second, now I'm 6 months pregnant with my second child. I plan to file my maternity claim too for this. Can I file for 2 maternity claims? Thank you. Cathy
    ANSWER:
    Based on 2 recent comments, SSS now require married mothers to change their civil status from Single to Married first before they file their claims. So file your E4 form asap (bring your marriage certificate) so you can file your MAT2 after the change is posted. Check your online SSS account from time to time.
    It's best to file your maternity claim separately. File your claim for your first child first.
    Ask others too.

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  68. hi po,panu ko po malalaman kung ok n yung sss maternity claim ko.

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  69. BAKIT ANG GULO NG SSS SA REQUIREMENTS NA HININGI NILA. WALA NAMAN SA LIST OF REQUIREMENTS UNG CASH VOUCHER PERO HININGIAN AKO. EH PANO KUNG SARILING PERA KO UNG GINASTOS, AT HINDI NMMAN TALAGA AKO NAG ADVANCE SA EMPLOYER KO. MEI SAVINGS NA KSE AKO BAGO AKO MANGANAK SO UN ANG GINAMIT KO SA PANGANGANAK KO. BAKIT PINILIT PA RIN NILA AKONG MAGBGAY SA KNILA NG CASH ADVANCE VOUCHER FROM MY EMPLOYER EH HINDI NAMAN AKO NAG ADVANCE. ANG SABI PA NG SSS SAKIN KAHIT MAGKNO ILAGAY KO, KSE KELNGAN MGPASA NUN KAHIT WALA NMAN SA REQUIREMENTS. TPOS MLALAMAN KO UNG MATATANGGAP KO NA MATERNITY BENEFIT KO, EH UNG NILAGAY KO SA CASH ADVANCE VOUCHER FROM MY EMPLOYER. MAPAPAMURA TALGA AKO SA GINAWA NILA. ANG GULO NILA MAG EXPLAIN.

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  70. QUESTION from SimplicityAbby January 20, 2015
    Hi im abby. As per my ob i had miscarriage. But my first ultrasound does not show the baby, just early signs of pregnancy like thickened endometrium. After few days i had bleeding and i had another ultrasound that no longer showed the signs. Can I file for maternity if there was no baby in the first ultrasound? I didn't have D&C.
    ANSWER:
    Hi abby, sorry I cannot give you a definite answer as I'm not with SSS. But based on comments on our blogs, for miscarriage cases, SSS requires a D&C report or a histopathology report, plus medical certificate, and an ultrasound that shows pregnancy. Ask others too, or visit SSS

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  71. QUESTION from vanessa January 22, 2015
    Hi, I'm vanessa. I didnt' file MAT1. I gave birth jan. 8, 2015. My job contract ended Jan. 1, 2015. Can I claim maternity benefits? What are the requirements?
    ANSWRER:
    Hi vanessa, do you have at least 3 contributions within Oct 2013 to Sep 2014? If yes, you can file your claim. Fill up MAT1 and include a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before giving birth. The requirements are listed in the article above.

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  72. QUESTION from khaye carnoso January 22, 2015
    hi, how can I know if my sss maternity claim is already ok?
    ANSWER:
    Hi khaye, register at sss.gov.ph so you can check your claim status. You can also ask the branch where you filed your claim.

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  73. QUESTION from Hazel Marie Ramos January 22, 2015
    Why is SSS not clear with their requirements? Cash voucher is not in the list of requirements. I spent my own money, as I saved for my delivery, and didn't get any advance from my employer. Why do they insist on requiring a cash advance voucher from my employer when I didn't get a cash advance? They even said I can write any amount. Then I learned that the amount I'll write on the cash voucher will be the amount of my maternity benefit. They don't explain well.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Hazel Marie, are you currently employed? If yes, did your employer sign the employer portion of your MAT2? There's this part:
    THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE MATERNITY BENEFIT OF THE ABOVE-NAMED MEMBER HAS BEEN PAID IN THE AMOUNT OF _________.
    This is why SSS needs the cash voucher. Talk with your employer. Your employer should be able to compute your benefit correctly and should be able to help you as you are their employee.

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  74. hi jk. questio lng. Ano kya ang daoat kong gawin? Awol kc ako sa dating work ko. March 2014 hindi nko nkpasok. tapos nanganak ako Dec 2014 lng. kailangan ko pa bang mgbgay nung mga dapat kunin sa dting company? kc syempre hindi ako bbgyan nun kc nga awol ako. Ano kaya ang dapat kong gawin pra makaclaim ako ng maternity? Tnx ng mdami sa response jk.

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  75. QUESTION from yvette ramos Feb 3, 2015
    Hi jk. What should I do? I was awol in my previous work. March 2014 I stopped working. I gave birth Dec 2014 lng. Do I need to get papers from my former company to be able to file my maternity benefit claim? Surely they won't give me papers. Thanks for the response jk.
    ANSWER:
    Hi yvette, pay at least 1 monthly contribution as Voluntary so your member status will change from Employed to Voluntary. After about 3 to 5 days, verify your member status if it's already Voluntary, and if it is, file your claim as Voluntary. The gap betwen your date of separation and date of delivery is more than 6 months, so you don't need to submit separation papers.

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  76. QUESTION from Leona Pabon Feb 3, 2015
    What are the requirements to file maternity leave?
    ANSWER:
    Hi Leona, submit your MAT1 and ultrasound report to your HR or employer.
    Here are the requirements for filing maternity benefit to SSS.

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  77. QUESTION from Helen Dionzon Feb 12, 2015
    Hi I'm Helen Dionzon. I was previously employed but i'm planning to resign this month so I can care for my baby. I received 70% of my sss maternity benefit before I took my leave. Can I get my remaining benefit as I had home delivery, assisted by a midwife. what additional documents will i ask my previous employer? Thanks :)
    ANSWER:
    Hi Helen, your employer will require you to submit to them your baby's birth certificate, MAT1 and MAT2 form. They might require Obstetrical history form from your midwife. Your employer should give you the balance through payroll.

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  78. Hello po, ask ko lang if maavail ko pa po ba yung maternity benefit? last August 2012 pa po yung last contribution ko. then this coming April po ang due date ko. member po ako since May 2012, if ever maavail ko ka po, how much yung babayaran ko?

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  79. QUESTION from Bonna Mainit Feb 15 2014
    Hello, can I avail of maternity benefit? Last August 2012 was my last contribution. then this coming April is my due date. member since May 2012, if ever I can avail, how much will I pay?
    ANSWER:
    Hi Bonna, sorry your semester of delivery is Jan to June, and SSS will look for at least 3 contributions within 2014. And we can no longer pay for 2014. Ask others too.

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  80. QUESTION from Helen Dionzon Feb 18 2015
    Follow up question po. Should I get my remaining mat benefit from my employer even if I'm resigning this month? Thank you :)
    ANSWER:
    Yes, SSS will release only 1 check, and since your employer advanced you part of your benefit, your employer will get your MAT2 papers so they can reimburse the money they advanced to you (they will get the SSS check), and will give you the balance.

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  81. Good day! Tanong ko lang pag nagchange status ako from employed to voluntary at ituloy ko ang contribution ay makaka avail b ako ng maternity benefits. EDD po ay October 2015. Nagstop ako sa work September 2011. After ko magresign hndi ko na nahulugan at hindi ko p rin po tapos bayaran yun loan ko. Thanks. joyce

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  82. Add KO LNG po 4 years po along nag work sa dati Kong employer...

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  83. Hi! I was separated from my company July1 of last year and have already filed mat1 before my cs delivery. Ngaun magpapasa kmi ng mat2 and nakailang balik na kmi to ask the requirements para sa reimbursement but never told na kailangan pa nmin magpasa ng l501. Will my cert of clearance or coe can be considered as cert of separation? Do i really need to pass the l501? I read from the comments above na l501 is only required pag less than 6mos ang date ng separation from prev comp. Please reply. Thanks!

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  84. QUESTION from MaRiShKA Villa Mar 1 2015
    Hello. My previous employer did not remit to SSS my contributions. I came to know just recently when I was filing my maternity claim. I have filed a case with Dole and I'm sure the processing will take a long time. How much is the required amount that I should pay to avail of maternity benefit? I have worked for 4 years for my previous employer. Thanks
    ANSWER:
    Hi Marishka, it's so sad to come to know of your situation. I'm also sad to say that you cannot pay contributions for years that have already passed. There are SSS payment deadlines. To qualify, it's not about amounts paid. It's about having at least 3 posted contributions within the 12-month period prior to the semester you gave birth.
    Your previous employer is liable to remit your SSS contributions and pay the penalties and to pay your maternity benefit (if you were qualified for maternity benefit with contributions under this employer).

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  85. QUESTION from Elaine Pastor Mar 8 2015
    Hi! I was separated from my company July 1 of last year and have already filed Mat1 before my cs delivery. Now we will file mat2 and have gone to SSS many times to ask the requirements for reimbursement but never told that we need to pass l501. Will my cert of clearance or coe can be considered as cert of separation? Do i really need to pass the l501? I read from the comments above that l501 is only required if date of separation from prev comp is less than 6 mos. Please reply. Thanks!
    ANSWER:
    Hi Elaine, you need to submit separation documents (cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and L501) if the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is less than 6 months. If the gap is more than 6 months, pay 1 contribution as Voluntary so your member status will change to Voluntary. Make sure your member status has been changed to Voluntary before filing MAT2 as Voluntary.

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  86. before po kc ng cs delivery ko may narecv nakong halos kalahati po then sb ng hr yung sa mat2 mu makukha after mong manganak. d ako nainform kung my limit time to pass the mat2 requirements.after ng ntapos ko req lahat ng mat2 yun po cnbi nila n d cla xure qng my mkukuha p sa kdhilanan late pass of requirements? dhil sa nbasa ko o sa pagkakintndi ko hnggang 10 years p pwedi yung mat2. pls po i nid an answer. til now po kc iniicip ko yun pero d po mapanatg loob ko

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  87. QUESTION from noemi estillana Feb 27 2015
    Hi po. my previous employer refused to give me the requirements I need to claim my maternity benefits. I gave birth jan. 11. I resigned july 2014. They said they won't give me the requirements because they didn't know I was pregnant when I left and I
    am no longer with them.
    ANSWER:
    Hi noemi, if the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is more than 6 months, you can file MAT2 as Voluntary and not as Separated. Pay at least 1 monthly contribution to SSS as Voluntary so that your member status will change from Employed to Voluntary. Wait for your member status to change to Voluntary before filing MAT2.
    If the gap is less than 6 months, submit affidavits to replace separation certificates.
    Separation Affidavit
    Non-Advancement Affidavit

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  88. Hi noemi estillana, I just saw that I have already answered your question last Feb 21 here: Maternity Benefit for Separated Member

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  89. QUESTION from Sally Clave March 8 2015
    hello po. I've passed my requirements march 04. I gave birth oct 27, 2014. HR told me they're not sure about the claim because I was late in submitting MAT2 documents. Is there a deadline for MAT2 submission?
    Before my cs delivery, I received almost half. I was told I'll get the other half after MAT2 submission. I was not informed if there's a limit time to pass the mat2 requirements. Then they told me they're not sure if I can get more benefits as I was late in passing the requirements. What I know is that 10 years is the limit for mat2. pls i need an answer. I'm worried.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Sally, you're right that you have 10 years to file your MAT2 claim. But of course it's always better to file within the first year, which you have. If you have submitted a complete set of documents, and there are no discrepancies in your documents, then your claim will be approved. Check your online SSS account from time to time.

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  91. Hi po ulit nbasa q po answer nyo clarify q lng po resigned po aq july 30, 2014 tapoz jan. 11, 2015 aq nnganak pwede po aq mgvoluntary clarify q lng po ulit.. pcencia n po mkulit aq kc nung pumunta aq sa sss ngsabi po aq n ayaw po aq bgyan ng cert at l501 ng employer q n hinihingi nya tnanong q po sya kung may iba p po bng mgagawa ang sgot po kc nya eh d hindi mo mkukuha ang benefits mo..
    Medyo nkkapanghinayang nmn po pero nung nbsa ko po yung blog nyo ngkaron po aq ng pgasa.. kya kung mgvovoluntary po aq my pg asa n po mkuha q thnks

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  92. Thank u soo much . It's my big pleasure you've answered my concern.
    In addition of this, I'VE ALWAYS TRIED TO LOG IN 0n my sss account online but i failed to log in.

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  93. hi ask ko lng po if i can avail maternity loan..my due date is may 2015. i was able to make contribution april to november 2014 when i was employed. but im unemployed since dec up to present. also do i need to submit certificate from my previous employer?

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  94. Hi Sally, try logging in at non-peak hours like midnight or at dawn hours.

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  95. Hi Anne, yes, you're qualified for maternity benefit (not loan). It seems that the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery will be less than 6 months, so you will be required to submit separation papers. But if more than 6 months, pay at least 1 contribution so your member status will be changed to Voluntary, so you can file your MAT2 documents as Voluntary.

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  96. Hi JK, thank you for this very helpful blog. May question lang din po ako. I was employed here in 2010 and have had contributions then. I was an Oho for 4 years kaso di ko po nahuhulugan yung SSS ko when I was abroad. Now I'm unemployed for a year and now pregnant. I want to avail Sana of the maternity benefit. My question is, will I still be eligible? If so, how do I proceed po? Please advise. Thank you.

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  97. ask ko lang po.. kahapon ng check ako sa sss branch approved na yung maternity benefit ko 28k / check release in march 13, 2015, before aq nagresign inadvance sakin ng past employer ko 10k. can i ask them the balance , ma y babay is sick i need it badly, i dont have work and the father of may baby doesnt support the child.ilang weeks po ba yun dadating sa dating employer ko sa caloocan din at branch na ng issue ng check.?

    TIA

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  98. hello po. pls help me nman po. wla pa po kc hulog ung sss ko. then manganganak po ako this coming june. ask ko lang po kung pwede ko pa bayaran ang oct-dec 2014 as a voluntary. para nman po may makuha ko after giving birth. thnx po.

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  99. Hi good evening. My status is currently married, but annulment is in process since I am separated from my husband for 13yrs. As per my Atty. we're almost done on the papers hopefully we will get the court order this year. When I filed my MAT 1 with my current employer I used my husband's last name. As per my Atty and OB I can use in the birth certificate of the child as single so the father of my baby which is my current partner can have his last name for the baby since he is very much willing as well. I will be giving birth by September this year. My question is will there be any problem when claiming my benefits or filing the MAT2 when in my baby birth cert I will have my maiden name or single status last name? Need your inputs please. Thank you so much

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  100. Hi good evening. My status is currently married, but annulment is in process since I am separated from my husband for 13yrs. As per my Atty. we're almost done on the papers hopefully we will get the court order this year. When I filed my MAT 1 with my current employer I used my husband's last name. As per my Atty and OBGyne I can use in the birth certificate of the child as single so the father of my baby which is my current partner can have his last name for the baby since he is very much willing as well. I will be giving birth by September this year. My question is will there be any problem when claiming my benefits or filing the MAT2 when in my baby birth cert I will have my maiden name or single status? Need your inputs please. Thank you so much

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  101. good morning po ask ko lang po pwede na po kayo ako maka avail ng maternity loan kahit new employed palang po ako. pero nahulugan ko na po sya ng 7 months thank you po..

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  102. hi po..i wanna ask if i can able to process my MAT2 in our province wherein i gave birth even i filed my mat1 in manila.

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  103. hi po...separated na po ako sa employer ko, i wanna ask if pwede kong file mat2 sa sss branch namin sa province kahit na ung mat1 sa manila ko nafiled...thanks

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  104. ask ku lng po sa mga req. tinanung ku po ksi ung sa company na pinag trabahuan ku dati kung nag bibigay pa sila ng l501 pero hndi na po ang sila nag bibigay ng gnun pnu po ung pwede nlng po ba ung Certificate of employment ku nlng po andun naman po ung un info na seperate na din aku sa knila

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  105. Question from Jho Domagtoy Jun 10, 2015
    I asked my previous employer for a l501 and they told me they're not issuing L501. Is my Certificate of employment enough - there's info there that I'm already separated from them.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Jho, many SSS officers require that the title of the document is Certificate of Separation, and not Cert of Employment. They also require Cert of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit. These 2 papers are required if the gap between your separation date and delivery date is less than 6 months. Try pointing out to the officer the info about your separation in your document. File at the SSS branch nearest your previous employer, so it will be more likely that your previous employer's L501 is with that branch.

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  106. Question from Grace Ann Semacio Jun 1, 2015
    hi po. I'm separated from my employer. I wanna ask if I can file mat2 here at the sss branch in our province. I filed my mat1 in manila. thanks
    ANSWER:
    Hi Grace, yes, you can file in your province. If the gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is less than 6 months, you need to file your Cert of Separation and Cert of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit, issued by your previous employer.

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    1. wat if the status of my ss sis still employed during the time u got separated.Do you still have to get all of those documents?

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  107. hello po, ask ko lang po kung pwedi ko pa ma claim ang maternity benefits ko kahit na 2yrs na nakalipas ng panganak ko.?wala po kasi nakapag inform sa kin na my ganito pala na benefits.help me po. salamat

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  108. Hi, I gave birth po last November 26, 2013. I resigned from work due to high-risked pregnancy when I'm on my 3rd month. May 10, 2015 is the date of my separation from work. I wasn't able to file for Mat 1 because I got confused if I could avail for that claim since I am not working anymore. As per checking this website, I decided to claim for my maternity benefit. Am I still going to file for Mat 1 since it is a requirement for my claim? Mat 1 should be filed to SSS before giving birth, right? Please help me regarding this matter. Thank you.

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    1. About delayed filing:
      Hi Bambina, yes, MAT1 filing before delivery is required, but you can try filing. Some who commented here said their claims were approved; some were not. Yes, include MAT1. Fill up MAT1 form and attach your letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before delivery.
      To be sure you're eligible: check if you have at least 3 posted contributions within July 2012 to June 2013

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  109. Hi po. I'm Kath. Ask ko lang po kung panu po yung last employer ko e ayaw ako bigyan ng certificate of separation as well as their copy of L-501 and non cash advancement of maternity leave kasi end of contract na po ako sa kanila nung nanganak ako. Ang reason out kasi nila sakin kaya ayaw nila ko bigyan is that hindi daw ako nag-turn over for 30 days. Pwede po ba nilang ihold yun? May mga sanctions po ba ko na pwede ikaso sa kanila? Thanks po.

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  110. About certificates from former employer, Kitkat Visbal 11/5/15:
    Hi po. I'm Kath. My last employer refused to give me certificate of separation as well as their copy of L-501 and non cash advancement of maternity leave. I was on end of contract when I gave birth. Their reason is that according to them I did not turn over for 30 days. Can they refuse to give certs? Are there sanctions I can use to sue them? Thanks po.
    ANSWER:
    If your former employer refuses, ask them if they prefer that you file a complaint with the SSS. You can file a complaint at SSS Diliman. Bring your letter of complaint, xerox copies of payslips showing SSS contributions, other proof of employment and your baby's birth certificate.
    Is the gap between your separation date and delivery date more than 6 months? If yes, pay one Voluntary contribution, check if your status has changed to Voluntary, then file your claim as Voluntary.

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  111. irene consing11/16/15, 5:09 PM

    hi ask ko lang po makakapag file po ba ako ng maternity loan 9 months ko na po kasing hindi na huhulugan dahil po nag resigned na ko sa dating company ko and may loan po ako bago ako mag resign mag vovoluntary nalang po kasi sana ko kahit bayaran ko yung previouys months na walang hulog . tsaka need ko po ba kumuha ng certificate of separation kahit matagal na po akong wala sa dating company ko please reply po thanks .

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  112. hi po.. ask ko lang andito ako sa abroad at d2 nanganak, pwede po ba ang mother ko magprocess ng mat 2 ko with authorization or need tlaga SPA?
    thank you

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  113. irene consing, about payment of contributions and maternity benefit11/16/15
    hi Can I file po for maternity loan? It's been 9 months I haven't paid my contributions because I resigned from my company. I had a loan before I resigned. I plan to pay as voluntary the months that I missed paying. Do I need to get a certificate of separation even if I have resigned a long time ago. please reply po thanks.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Irene , it's maternity benefit, not loan. Comment again and write your date of resignation, date of delivery and the dates (months and year) of your last 12 monthly SSS contributions, so I can answer. If the gap between your date of resignation and date of delivery is more than 6 months, you don't need separation papers. Pay as voluntary so your status will change to voluntary, and so you can file as vonluntary.

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  114. Hi, i just want to know lang if possible ba ko mkpag apply for maternity benefit im 3months pregnant but im still working at the same time is that possible if mag file po ako ng leave 1month before ako manganak? & the applying for the loan po ba is right after ng delivery or pwede na mag file before delivery pa lang? Thanks & more powers first time ko kasi if ever.

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  115. Hi Mam, I'm Darlyn Vegino po, mam ask ko lang po...

    I got pregnant po before I have ended my contract with my previous company, that was my first job and it only lasted for only 5 months, to be exact I have separated with them last November 30, 2011. I gave birth on July 16,2012 and I haven't been able to pay my SSS contribution since I got a job after almost a year and a half. My question po is, I am presently employed as a regular employee for a private company and I still want to pass my MAT2 for the reason that I gave birth through Cesarean Section and I still want to claim my Maternity Benefits at SSS. Will I be able to claim any benefits? If yes, may I know what am i going to do to be able to claim my maternity benefit. Your reply will be a big help to me. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Darlyn, I also replied to your question you posted in another article.
      Yes, you can file your MAT2 claim as voluntary or unemployed, as you were unemployed when you had your CS. Were you able to file your MAT1 before your CS? If not, fill up MAT1, then include a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before you had CS. Actually, SSS says that if you gave birth in a hospital, notification is not needed. Obviously, you gave birth in a hospital.
      In the new MAT1 and MAT2 forms, there's no more field for member status, so this is no longer a problem. Tell the SSS officer you were unemployed when you gave birth in 2012, although at present, you're employed in another company.
      SSS might ask you to submit a certificate of separation with date of separation from your previous employer or an Affidavit of Undertaking, or they might not.

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    2. Hello May I ask if ok lang xerox copy lang ng p501 ang ipasa ko? Un lang kasi binigay ng company ko. Thanks

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    3. Hi Rose, you can try. It depends on the SSS officer evaluating your documents. It might be better to file at the branch where your former company is filing their submissions, as that branch has a copy of your former company's L501.

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  116. hi my ask po ako i start working last year oct. 2015 and i resigned this month february 2016 nagpasa ndin po ako ng mat 1 sa employer nmin at ang sabi po nasa sss napo ang tanong ko po when ko po mkukuha yun at kubg what is the next step i will do tnx po sa sagot..

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    1. Hi diana mae, are you sure they filed it? Then they should have given it back to you. Since your former company did not give you back your MAT1, fill up another MAT1 form. Part II will not be filled up as you no longer have an employer. You're Separated. Then go to SSS with your ID and your ultrasound report or pregnancy certification and file your MAT1. The SSS officer will stamp it, sign it and date it and give it back to you. Keep this MAT1. You will submit this later on after you give birth, together with MAT2, birth certificate, etc.

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