Documents Required for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim


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

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM ALL CLAIMANTS:

1. Maternity Benefit Claim Application (SSS Form MAT-2)

2. Maternity Notification (SSS Form MAT-1)
    - 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


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 Is Unemployed at Delivery Date, but was Recently Previously Employed

Certification of Separation from Previous Employer, with Date of Separation

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 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


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158 Responses to Documents Required for SSS Maternity Benefit Claim

Kaydee said...

Hi leany, you did not mention dates, so tingnan mo ito: SSS maternity benefit
Additionally, dapat naka-file ka ng MAT1 before delivery.

ghie20 said...

Hello. I just want to ask if anybody of you here know or experienced denied SSS Maternity reimbursement? Mine was denied because I wasn't able to submit my L501 since I am separated employee. My L501 is already here with me and when I went to the SSS branch near in my place they told me that my papers is in SSS main office in Manila so I'll just wait for it to return. I want to ask if my papers will be mailed directly to me by SSS or they will return it back to the branch where I submitted it? Coz if that's the case I need to once in a while follow up it here in SSS. I want to know so that I know if I need to just wait for it or follow it up in SSS which is somewhat inconvenient especially that they said they are not sure when or how and we know that processing of papers usually take couple of weeks. Thanks in advance.

Kaydee said...

Hi ghie20, there was one in our other blog who had the same case as yours, and she waited a very long time before she got back her papers. Her online SSS account says her claim was denied Feb 27 due to a defective birth certificate, and she got back her papers on May 29. I hope you'll get yours faster. Your papers will be returned to your address via registered mail.

Christine Rosalejos said...

hi! i had a miscarriage last june 19 but i did not know i was aleady pregnant. i was told that i am eligible for maternity benefits both by our HR specialist and my OB. So I processed all the needed documents and was informed that there was an issue since i did not render maternity leave on my condition, the company might take my previous earnings for the past 2 payrolls. is that appropriate? is it necessary to consume a few days leave before i can use my sss benefit? i am confused.

ederlisa cortez said...

hi mam,
im eder,
just want to ask how long will it takes before i can receive my maternity reimbursement so i can give to the company who gave me the advance.
thanks

Kaydee said...

Hi Christine, the SSS maternity benefit is payment for days members can not work due to maternity; technically, it is payment for leave days, so that might be the reason why there's a conflict. That's also the reason why new mothers are not allowed to go back to work earlier than 60 days or 78 days, even if they want to go back to work earlier.
Are you also being advised to take a leave until Aug 18 so you can claim your maternity? Talk again with your HR. Sorry I don't have a definitive advice.

Kaydee said...

Hi ederlisa, are you enrolled in online SSS? So you can see if your check is already settled, or still for review, or not yet encoded. If you're employed, your check is delivered to your employer via registered mail, within a week to a month from date of check.

Kaydee said...

Hi benjamina, check your online account. Pag Settled na at meron nang check no., amount and date, wait for about 12 days to 2 weeks or more for delivery of your check via registered mail. Yes, maximum of 15 lang kapag less than 72 contributions. If you can wait, file your loan early next year para 30k (if 15k ang average salary credit mo for the 12 months prior to loan application).

Copper143 said...

hello po i would like to ask if am i still qualified to avail maternity benefit even if i have outstanding unpaid salary loan of sss?..please reply ty po

Kaydee said...

Hi Copper143, yes, your maternity benefit will be processed even if you have a salary loan balance, as long as you're qualified for the maternity benefit.
If your loan is updated, meaning you've been paying on time, you will get the full amount of your maternity benefit. If your loan is delinquent, your delinquent loan balance will be deducted from your maternity benefit.

jesusa lyn barbosa said...

helo po, i had my maternity leave last May 8, and the company advance me 2months of my salary. i returned to work last June 10. but upon returning to work i dont have payroll for two months (july-August) because of maternity deduction accrdng to our Hr they have to take out my name from payroll for 2months because of sss policy. however, when they resume my name on the payroll list I dont have any addback. is the advance of the company was paid by the 2months i worked with no payroll? and i undergone cs, and how can I claim the additional pay for cs since the one advance by my employer was for normal delivery only?thank you.

Jhennie Pagulayan said...

Ask ko lang po kung valid for mat benefit ung case ko. Had a transvaginal ultrasound, result was single intrataurine gestational sac of about 4wks and 0 age of gestation. No yolk sac nor embryonic pole yet. I was advise by my doctor to repaeat the ultrasound after 2wks, after 2wks result was irregularly shaped gestational sac with an embryo with no cardiac pulsations. Sbi ng doctor wait within 2-3wks kusang lalabas ang baby, otherwise kailangan raspahin. Am I still be eligible for maternity benefit? And ano pong mga docs ang kailangan ko i-attach just incase. Thank you.

Kaydee said...

Hi Jhenie, ask your ob-gyne, kasi siya ang magbibigay ng ultrasound report, medical certificate and/or D&C reports. Basta merong pregnancy at nagkaroon ng miscarriage, at kelangan mong mag-leave (if you're employed), you can avail of maternity benefit. By the way, na-mention ng ob mo "lalabas ang baby" so that means you're pregnant. Docs na lang ang kelangan mo.

Kaydee said...

Hi Evangeline, mag-enroll ka sa sss.gov.ph so you can check your maternity benefit kung anong status. Usually the check is delivered to you via registered mail in 2 to 4 weeks from date of check.

Kaydee said...

Hi Dennis, andito ang sagot ko sa isang post where you commented: How Much is My Maternity Benefit

Jhennie Pagulayan said...

Thank you Mam Kaydee. God bless.

Kaydee said...

Hi mimi/lawrence, yong MAT1 form ay dapat ma-file mo with SSS BEFORE delivery. Puede ito through your online SSS account. Yong MAT2, puedeng i-claim within 10 years, so puede mo pang i-file next year. Itago mo na lang mga docs mo. Documents for claiming SSS maternity benefit
If you file through your representative: authorization letter signed by you and your representative, representative's 2 valid IDs, and copies of your SSS IDs and/or 2 valid IDs.

sohl geronimo said...

hi,, just want to know sss meycauayan branch told me that my sss maternity claim will be one month to process.. its already one month last october 17 but until now there is no mail.. can i get it in the post office?.. is it there already na kya?..

Kaydee said...

Hi sohl, do you have an online SSS account? You can see there if your check is already generated. If already generated, you can ask your postman if your check is there with them. How to enroll in online SSS

Kaydee said...

Hi ireen or maris, yes, you're eligible even if you're single. Check this SSS maternity eligibility chart

joanna marie aureus said...

Good am, i just want to ask if my possibility pa ba na madeny yung sss maternity benefits ko..na process na yung papers ko ng hr nmin i already have my L501.. naseparated ako sa company just this oct. 5.. im 4 months pregnant now..and yung last hulog sa sss ko is nung september pa..i just want to be sure if may makukuha ako..thanks! please help..

please email me here: aureus.joannamarie@yahoo.com

Kaydee said...

Hi joanna, ask also for certificate of separation with date of separation and cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit. File also your MAT1 asap.
Tingnan mo dito ang eligibility mo: Eligibility for SSS maternity claim

julia0 said...

kelangan ko pa po ba ng ob history signed by my ob? 4 months na po kc di ko pa ma submit submit ung mat 2..

Kate said...

Hello Kaydee, I tried sending an email to member_relations@sss.gov.ph but no reply.

I'm an OFW member of SSS and would like to apply for Maternity Benefit Claim.

- I haven't applied for Member's Data Amendment after marriage. Can I submit MAT 1 together with E4 Form for application? Can I submit any of these forms online?
- Resident of Germany for almost 2 years now. In the application form, can I use my current address in Germany or in the Philippines?
- Do I need Authentication Form if I cannot apply it online?
- I have regular monthly contributions as OFW
- I'm unemployed and will give birth in Germany this November.
- Original SSS ID is lost and I only have receipts copy in the Philippines

Thanks in advance for your response.

Kate

Kaydee said...

Hi tin ola-ola, For Review means andon na at ini-evaluate na ang docs at records mo. By this time siguro, Check settled na? Kung hindi pa, wait mo lang. The check will be delivered to your address via registered mail. Siguro within 2 weeks of check generation.

Kaydee said...

Hi julia0, required yan kapag CS. Meron ding mga SSS officers na nagre-require ng OB history kahit normal delivery.

Kaydee said...

Hi Kate, you can file your MAT1 through your online SSS account. Then print the acknowledgment page for your MAT1 copy. You can send your E4 together with a copy of your marriage certificate to: SSS International Affairs,
SSS Building East Avenue, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines.
E4 has spaces for local and foreign address.
Not yet registered online? Register for an online SSS account

Kaydee said...

Hi Claire, dapat hindi na kasi your delivery month is already outside the 6-month rule, but some SSS officers still require those docs if you're within 1 year of your separation. What you do is you contribute as Voluntary, so your member category will be changed from Employed to Voluntary. Register for your online SSS account so you can check your member status. Also try calling your former HR and request for those docs.

Siren2013 said...

hi kaydee,

salamat, normal naman ako but I guess I have to try and submit my mat 2 sa binondo and see what they have to say about the ob history. thanks a lot for all your help. god bless.

Kristel Hamdan said...

Hi, ms. Kaydee!! Im employed but my company didnt gve a cash advance and my situation is i gave birth at hme last nov 3. My question is wala kasi ako discharge summary. Ok lang ba yun or kelngan tlga yun as a req?

Kristel Hamdan said...

Add ques: need ko rin ba ng l501 ksi d ako inadvancesan ng company. Ayaw ks nila mag bgay ng cash advance. Thank u hope I get a quick reply have nice day

Kaydee said...

Hi claire, yes, use RS5 form in paying your contribution; check Voluntary. Just pray na hindi na irequire ang mga docs from former employer, kasi kung tutuusing more than 6 months ang gap between your date of separation and date of delivery

Kaydee said...

Hi Siren, thanks din. take care.
About your IDs, have you applied for your SSS ID card? You can use the SSS ID application acknowledgment stub as your ID, plus 1 ID with photo and signature and your TIN ID. Pag wala kang photo-ID, you can get a postal ID, although I think the price is a bit expensive considering na laminated lang siya.

Kaydee said...

Hi Kristel, if you're employed, L501 is not required. This is only for separated employees. You cannot submit a discharge document because you gave birth at home. Submit a birth certificate certified by the local registrar or issued by NSO to your HR. Your check will be delivered to your employer and then they will give the check to you.

Kaydee said...

Hi tin, that's great. Just wait na lang for your local postman to deliver your check to your house, maybe in 2 weeks, or less kapag nadala agad to the post office.

tin ola-ola said...

hi ms. kaydee ask q lng poh qng ano ang mga kelngang dalin pg ipa2 encash q n poh ung cheque q??tnx..

Safira23 said...

Hi Ms. Kaydee! ask ko lang po kung sa mailing add mine mail ung SSS ID and mat benefit? Iba po kasi yung mailing add ko at current add ko. Wala nman po dun sa form n finill-out ko ung mailing add. Thanks po!

Renee Rose Ilunio said...

Greetings!

I have filled for my MAT1 last November 14, 2013 and my expected date of delivery was supposedly January 1, 2014 but I have given birth just last November 25, 2013. The baby is sadly a stillborn.

I have all the requirements needed to file for a MAT2 but the conflict here is that from the start of my pregnancy up to September 12, 2013, I was with I**. Now on September 13, 2013, I have resigned. Meron na akong Certificate of No Cash Advancement, L-501 Specimen Card and Certificate of Separation from my previous employer. Yung record ko sa site ng SSS currently is still ung company na pinagresign ko nung September pa.

Now, I don't know what to put sa "Maternity Leave" dahil hindi naman ako nagleave. And I recently got accepted for a job sa S**** just this December 16, 2013, so hindi ko alam ngayon kung sa MAT2 form ba, ilalagay ko "Separated" pa or "Employed" na atsaka kung tama bang i-file ko ito sa current employer ko instead of coordinating with SSS personally?

From September 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013 ay "Unemployed" ako. Nung November 14, 2013 ay nagsubmit ako ng MAT1. Noong November 25, 2013 ay nanganak ako at stillborn ang anak ko. Natanggap ako sa trabaho this December 16, 2013. Kumpleto ko na ang requirements ko for filling a MAT2 form today. Sa SSS ko ba mismo ifa-file ang Maternity Reimbursement ko or ang current employer ko na ang bahala to help me out with this? May additional requirements ba for Stillbirth situations of the pregnancy?

Kaydee said...

Hi safira23, SSS will send your maternity benefit check to the home address you wrote in your MAT-2 form. Sa mga employed, sa address ng company isesend. Your SSS ID will be sent to the address you wrote in your SSS ID application form

Safira23 said...

Thank you po s response Ms. Kaydee.

Kaydee said...

Hi chay2013, do you have a Date of Coverage? Register online so you can check. If you have a Date of Coverage, you can continue as Voluntary. Check Voluntary in the RS5 form which you will use to continue paying.

Belle said...

good day,ask ko lang.re: maternity reimbursement.. yung company na i've worked for was under a cooperative so I'm a member of a cooperative for almost 4 years and 10 months.I'm paying my contributions through a voluntary member since we are required to pay it on our own.. I already resigned for my work last oct.2013.. I just gave birth last dec. 2013.. nung nag file ako ng mat-2.. the sss requires me to pass a L-501 and a certificate of separation and no cash advance of maternity reimbursement .. how come the cooperative will sign the L-501 if they are not my employer.. I dont have employer because I'm paying my contributions for 4 years and 10 months as voluntary member? thank you.. hoping for your response.. ;)

micahdaniella cadiente said...

Gud day,just wanna ask if pwede q b hulugan ung last 3 months q last year Oct,Nov,en DEC 2013 at bguhin ung status q from employed to voluntary? Kc last DEC 2011 p aq ng stop ng work,en 2012 en 2013 di n nhulugan ung sss q..? I'm pregnant en my expected date of delivery is August 4... plan q hulugan ung 3months last year en 3 months dis year(Jan.- March2014) PRA atleast 6 months ung nhulugan q PRA s pagpa-file ng maternity q...

Vanessa Bendoy said...

Good day! Im vanessa bendoy from taguig., im a married woman., but we saparated now., we have our own family na.,now., im having my 3rd child to another man..i just want to know if i can use my maternity benefits if the surname of my child is his father(my second partner). What things i can do to get this benefits., thank you and have a good day!

Kaydee said...

Hi memae, baka hindi ka eligible this time. Check this:
SSS maternity eligibility


Kaydee said...

Hi Belle, what is your member category with SSS? Are you registered online? So you can check. Or you can check with the nearest SSS branch. Was your job with the coop your first job? Was your first SSS contribution paid during this coop job? If yes, you need to file as employed kahit Voluntary ka na nagbabayad para legal ang membership mo sa SSS. Kasi if you started with SSS as voluntary, your membership is not valid. You should start with one of these: as employed (to be reported by employer), or self-employed (RS1 form registration), or OFW (OW1 form) or nonworking spouse (NW1 form).

Kaydee said...

Hi micahdaniella, yes, puede pang hulugan ang Oct to Dec 2013 as long as the last digit of your SSS no. is not 1 or 2. Pay at SSS, kasi ang ibang Bayad Center, hindi na sila tumatanggap ng "possible" na late. For Jan to Mar 2013, you can pay at Bayad Center this quarter.
Eligible ka doon sa Oct 2012 miscarriage. Kelangan lang complete docs. Important ang proofs of pregnancy and miscarriage. Ang medyo problem lang doon ay you did not file your MAT1 before miscarriage, pero you can explain that you were about to file your MAT1 when you had your miscarriage. SSS maternity benefit claim documents

Kaydee said...

Hi Vanessa, yes, you are eligible, as long as you qualify based on number and months of contributions. The child's name will not be a problem. The birth certificate of your child will show that his surname is the same as the surname of his father, so there would be no problem. Ang merong problema ay kapag yong child ay walang kaapelyido sa mother or father.

daniella micah cadiente said...

Thank you ms. Kaydee.. Your blog really helps me a lot.. I`m micahdaniella.. Follow-up question lng po.. Ahhmm,plan q po mgbyad ng monthly contribution q this coming week for the last three months(Oct,Nov,Dec2013)and this Jan,feb,mar...pra qualified aq s maternity q,do I need to tell them n mg-change status aq from employed to voluntary now,last Dec 2011 huling hulog q as covered employee...my EDD is august 4,.. And about s miscarriage q last oct 2012 pwede q bang isabay ng file ng maternity benefits q ung s miscarriage q s pgfile q ng maternity q now..? Thanks again... God bless you more...

Leofel Matiga said...

Hi ms.Kaydee,Im currrently employed po...Last Dec 17,na D&C po ak..Unfortunately,hindi po ako nakpag file ng MAT1.I honestly was not aware na my need i file during pregnancy.Even my employer did not tell me na may ifa file.I went to SSS Las Pinas to ask and they told me to submit a letter of Explanation why nga daw di nkpagfile..Is it a valid reason n di ko po tlaga alam?Also,ma dedeny po ba ang claim ko because of my failure to file MAT1?I have all the docs po on my D&C .I also have transvaginal ultrasound when I was prgnant.Kung sakali po na mag reresign ako sa company ngaun,ano po ang next step ko?Ano po ang hihingin ko sa company?Salamat po ng marami!

Kaydee said...

Hi chay2013, kung meron kang 6 contributions within the period Apr 2013 to Dec 2013, eligible ka for maternity benefit kahit hindi ka na magbayad muna before you deliver. Kapag 3 contributions lang, eligible ka pa rin, pero mas maganda kung 6, kasi 6 ang kinocompute -- you can make habol by paying Jan to Mar 2014.
About cert of separation: Is your employer a Philippine company operating abroad and is it registered with SSS Philippines? Is this company paying for your SSS contributions directly to SSS Philippines? If not, your status is not Employed; it should be OFW or Voluntary. If your status is OFW or Voluntary, you don't need to submit cert of separation. What you need to file before delivery is MAT1 asap. As you're still abroad, you can file this online asap at sss.gov.ph through your online SSS account. Bring your pregnancy ultrasound report just in case it will be needed.

Kaydee said...

Hi Leofel, sorry I don't have basis to say if SSS accepts the reason that you don't know about filing MAT1 before delivery. It might be better to explain to SSS that you were about to file your MAT1 when you unexpectedly had your miscarriage. Attach your ultrasound report and your letter of explanation to your MAT1. Ask others too about this matter. Anyway, I think they will consider your reason because you had miscarriage and D&C. If you resign, ask your company for a cert of separation with date of separation, cert of non-advancement of maternity benefit and 2 sheets of L501.

joys baƱadera said...

gud pm,. i very much confused if i need to get cert. of sparation from my past employer, i resigned last dec. 2012, then, jan.2013 i start 2 pay voluntary contribution. april po nagbuntis ako at duedate ko ngaun last wk. ng jan. nka pag submit na aq mat 1 last july,already rcv the sss.ask ko lang po f need ko pa ba kumuha ng L501 at cert. of separation sa dati ko emplyer.thanks..

Renee Rose Ilunio said...

Quick couple of questions,
I filed my SSS MAT2 last December 23 then by January 13, nakalagay for verification kasi mali ang pagkakacode ko ng confinement period ko. As of checking today, the status is "FOR REVW", tas ang remarks, "crl review is on going"
what does that mean? how long would you think it would get me for my sss maternity check be given?

Kaydee said...

Hi jove, yes, meron kang makukuhang benefit. Kung gagamitin mo na ang married surname mo sa MAT2, bago ka mag-file ng MAT2, mag-file ka muna ng E4 to change your surname (bring your marriage cert). Wait until your SSS name is changed to your married surname before you file MAT2. Mag-apply ka na rin ng SSS ID with married surname. Dapat meron ka ring other 2 valid IDs na married surname -- you will use these to support your SSS ID acknowledgment stub when filing your MAT2.

Kaydee said...

Hi Renee, that means nirereview nila ang docs mo. Sabi mo merong mali, so ini-evaluate nila. Itsek mo from time to time -- kung approved na, merong Check issued/generated with check date and amount, wait for about 3 weeks to 1 month for your check to be delivered by registered mail.

Ailla Alvarez said...

hi, what if end of contract na ko last January 6,2014 sa company because im just only a contractual.. hindi naman nila priority if i'm pregnant or not kasi dapat Regular ka na sa company nila para sila mag process ng maternity benefits mo. Do i need pa ba the L-501 and Certificate of Separation from them? balak ko kasi mag Voluntary member na lang, magpafile pa lang kasi ako ng MAT1 ko. please help what do i need to do? thanks in advance. God Bless!!

Kaydee said...

Hi Ailla, register in online SSS, so you can check your member status. If your status is employed, and if your date of delivery is within 6 months of your date of separation, you need cert of separation, cert of non-advancement of benefit and 2 sheets of L501. Yong ibang SSS officers, nirerequire din itong mga ito kahit lagpas na ng 6 months pero within 1 year pa lang. File your MAT1 asap.

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, login sa SSS online account mo, click mo yong Online Inquiry, then mouse-over Benefit, then click Maternity Benefit. Puedeng "For Review" or meron ka nang makitang "Settled" and check no.

Bhevz Duque said...

Thank you Ms. Kaydee.

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, you can ask your branch, but I don't know if they can access your docs. The usual procedure is for you to wait for your denied papers to be returned to you via registered mail, but this takes time, based on comments here.

Ghen Gonzales said...

What if 1 lang napasa l501?

Kaydee said...

Hi Ghen, nakalahay kasi sa L501 form na accomplish in 2 copies. Pray mo na maconsider ng nag-e-evaluate.

Kaydee said...

Hi Nikka, for your claim for your first child, fill up MAT1 and attach it to a letter to SSS explaining why you were not able to file MAT1 before delivery. If you still have your ultrasound report, bring it too. Other documents required: MAT2, birth cert., SSS ID. Bring also obstetrical history form and hospital discharge summary, in case the SSS officer likes to see these docs.

Nikka Dela cruz said...

Thank you kaydee. are there any chances that I can still file my mat 1 and mat 2 for my 1st child, because I heard other sss branches doesnt accept late filing?

Safira23 said...

Ah okay po. Thanks Ms. Kaydee for the infos.

Kaydee said...

Hi julia0, ang alam ko ang SSS Binondo ay nasa Maritima Building, 117 Dasmarinas Street, Binondo.
I'm puzzled na ito ang nasa SSS website:
232 Ground Floor, Padilla Bldg., Juan Luna St., Binondo

Kaydee said...

Hi Phine, sad to say, 1 to 2 months or more nga ang pag-return ng docs, based sa mga nagco-comment sa aming mga blogs.

Kaydee said...

Hi akosiwheng29, yes, if you continue to pay until June 2014, you can avail. File your MAT1 asap.
But it's also good if you continue paying after June 2014.

Shy said...

Hi Norvin, siguro nga nadelay ang pag-forward ng JP Rizal branch sa SSS Makati o SSS Diliman. "For Review" na ba ang sa online account mo? Or better yet, I hope meron nang check no. and amount.

JK said...

Hi catherine, thanks for coming back to share your update. It will help others in the same situation as yours. Yes, your Consulate-confirmed docs will be forwarded to SSS Diliman, and your data will soon be updated.

JK said...

Hi mahal, yes, puede pa basta eligible ka in Nov 2011. Ang problem lang is you did not submit your MAT1 before delivery, but if your reason is accepted by SSS, you will get your benefit. Check mo kung eligible ka here: SSS maternity benefit eligibility

shara macarayo said...

hello po.. i would like to know un semester and year po ng contingency nun isa nmin employee if un expected delivery nya is on june 2014?

Thank you and Godbless :)

JK said...

Hi Mary Fritzie, if you had at least 3 contributions in 2013, yes, you qualify. File your MAT1 asap. Can be online through your employer if your employer is enrolled online.

JK said...

Hi Jeorgio Jules, basta eligible ang wife mo, she can file for maternity benefit even if she resigns from work. She's eligible if she contributed at least 3 months within July 2013 to June 2014? If she resigns, she needs to request for a Certificate of Separation with date of separation, Cert of Non-advancement of Maternity Benefit and 2 sheets of L501 form. These 3 documents must be signed by the same person.

JK said...

Hi shara, her semester of contingency is Jan to June 2014. She should have paid at least 3 contributions within Jan to Dec 2013. God bless din.

JK said...

Hi christine, you don't send your MAT1 via email. You file your MAT1 online via your online SSS account. Register at sss.gov.ph, then after successful registration, login, and click Maternity Notification, and file your MAT1. Print acknowledgment page.

Joanne Facturanan said...

Hi, I'm Joanne and currently employed. I'm planning to file my Maternity Reimbursement personally during my maternity leave. Do I still need to request for L501 from my employer besides Certificate of non-advancement?Thank you

JK said...

Hi Jhennie, you can continue as Voluntary -- just pay using RS5 form or Bayad Center's form. After your payment is posted (3 to 5 days), enroll online at sss.gov.ph so you can check your SSS records.
Before you go abroad as OFW, file an OW1 form (bring your OEC in case they ask for proof of being OFW). You can also mail this OW1 form from abroad to SSS International Affairs, Diliman, QC (proof not needed).
As OFW, you can save with SSS Flexi-Fund if you like, and your payment deadline for contributions is more flexible than Voluntary payors.

JK said...

Hi Dodelah, according to the SSS guidebook and the MAT2 form and based on personal experiences described online, puede na yong certified true copy of live birth from the local registrar (original yong stamp and signature), pero kung NSO cert lang ang gusto ng employer mo, kasi sila ang magfa-file, then wait for your NSO cert. If you're the one filing, ask the SSS officer if your cert from your local civil registrar is enough.

JK said...

Hi Joanne, if you're not separated from your employer, then you do not need to submit L501 or cert of non-advancement. Your MAT2 will be signed by your employer.

JK said...

Hi Norvin, what's the status of your maternity benefit based on your online SSS account? For review? Denied? No entry? If you don't see any comment, visit your branch and ask.

jose alima said...

Good Day!
I just wanna ask I got miscarriage last May 18,2014 but not confine can i still avail my sss maternity.

JK said...

Hi jose, yes, you can file. But you need to submit a histopathology report and a medical certificate, and this can only be made if you were confined. Ask SSS what you can submit to replace histopathology report.

JK said...

Hi madelyn, if you deliver in Oct Nov or Dec, you should have paid at least 3 contributions within July 2013 to June 2014. Go to SSS and verify your contributions, so you can be sure. If your employer did not remit your contributions, ask them if you can pay your own contributions and they remit them immediately to SSS so you can enjoy your maternity benefit.
They can still remit Jan to Apr contributions and then later on, your May and June contributions.
If your employer won't cooperate, if you can and if you like, start looking for another employer. Meanwhile, register with SSS as self-employed. Find a way to show you're earning income from buy and sell or direct marketing or small business. This is RS1 Self-Employed form. If approved, pay for Apr to June so you qualify for half of your benefit.

JK said...

Hi Jenny, I made a post to answer your questions, so more people can read. SSS maternity benefit and separated status

JK said...

Hi Carlisle, please see the list of requirements above -- the basic requirements and those for D&C. Your employer is doubtful because you were not able to submit your MAT1, and you don't have an ultrasound report, as you've said. That's important because your case is miscarriage. Did you take a leave? Maybe this is also the reason your HR is hesitant. Maternity benefit is basically a payment for absence from work due to maternity matters. But you can talk it over again with your HR. You can include a letter to SSS why you were unable to file your MAT1 early.

JK said...

Hi Kim, try again today. Maybe your payment was not yet posted. Posting takes a longer time sometimes. Have you tried 079952 or 840032 or 082762?

Carlisle said...

Yes, I took a leave of absence. I have an ultrasound proof (for early intrauterine pregnancy) though no heartbeat yet. I was then put to bed rest after that ultrasound until the miscarriage happened. They were quite hesitant because I don't have a filed MAT-1 prior to the miscarriage.

Is there anyone here who have the same experience? Were you able to claim from SSS?

Thanks.

ann lin said...

hi good day po. just wanted to clarify, the status of my sss is currently employed but I already resigned from my job. I want to file maternity benefit, and plan to continue voluntarily. they informed me that once I pay it it will be change automatically to voluntary status. is it true? in that case do I need pa po ba ng certificate of separation from my previous employer or hindi na? I resigned last march, my expected delivery is this November. I completed the 12mos period befor the date of my contingency.

JK said...

Hi ann, yes, it's true that after your payment as Voluntary is posted, your status is changed to Voluntary. You can try filing without the separation certificates, since the gap is already more than 6 months. The SSS officer who will evaluate your papers over the counter will tell you if separation papers are still required.
If later on your claim is denied due to lack of separation documents, then wait for your papers to be returned, then file again with your separation documents.

Cherry said...

Hi! Im Cherry! Im on my 28 wks of pregnancy. I already filed for Mat1 dated March 2014 using my maiden name. I got married last month lang, May 2014. Conflict po ba if I change my status to married and used my married name sa Mat2? If ever na di muna ko mag update ng name and I still use my maiden name sa Mat2 madedeny po ba? Ano po dapat gawin? Thank you

JK said...

Hi Cherry, you can file MAT2 in your maiden name or in your married name. If in your married name, file E4 asap; this change in your online account might take 1 month or more. Make sure that your name has changed online before your file, if in your married name. After the change, apply for a new SSS ID, as you'll need the acknowledgment stub for filing MAT2 in your married name. Make sure also that you have a valid ID or a bank account in your married name by the time you get the check so you can encash or deposit your check.

JK said...

Hi majra, check if those 3 months you paid are within the 12 montns prior to your semester of delivery
Another problem is you did not file your MAT1 before delivery. If SSS does not accept your explanation, your claim will be denied.

JK said...

Hi Mavic, sorry you're not eligible. If your delivery is in September 2014, you should have paid at least 3 contributions within Apr 2013 to March 2014.
If your delivery is Oct 2014, you should have paid at least 3 months within July 2013 to June 2014
You can still pay Apr to June 2014 in case you deliver in Oct 2014.

JK said...

Hi Arianne, what I know is that they deliver the check to the address written on the claim forms. So I think it would be delivered to your Davao address

JK said...

Hi azenith, based on online comments, you need to include an Affidavit of Discrepancy of Child's Middle Name vs. Mother's Surname. Your partner should also be written as the Father in the birth certificate and should sign at the back of your child's birth certificate as Father.

JK said...

Hi catherine, yes, SSS requires your SSS ID when you submit your maternity claim papers, but if you have no SSS ID yet, SSS accepts your SSS ID application acknowledgment stub plus 2 other valid IDs for identification.
After your SSS no. becomes permanent, you can go back to the SSS office there and apply for your SSS ID.

russell AUTENTICO said...

hi there. i got a complete abortion last june16,2014 and filed the necessary docs for SSS reimbursenment. i would like to ask if how long shall i have to wait before i can receive my benefit?thanks

JK said...

Hi catherine, you can do SSS ID application and MAT2 filing on the same day, assuming that you're far from the consulate, and assuming that you can get your SSS ID stub easily (no long lines there?) and you still have time to file your MAT2. You can check your SSS no. if it's already permanent through your online account.

JK said...

Hi anne, if your Voluntary payments are already posted, then your member status must have changed to Voluntary. What's your member status now online? Check Voluntary on MAT2 if your status with SSS is already Voluntary.
You need to submit separation papers if your date of separation and date of delivery are within 6 months of each other.

JK said...

Hi paulean0815, wait some more. Posting and processing now takes a longer time because of lots of filings. Also, if the Bacoor branch is not doing posting of claims, the branch will have to deliver your claim to its partner branch. You can make follow-up at Bacoor if your claim is not yet posted online after 3 weeks or 1 month.

JK said...

Hi russell, processing time varies. Check your online SSS account from time to time. It might take 1 month or more

catherine dela cruz said...

Thanks JK for the response... I just checked the status of my SSS number, its still temporary... Actually a little far maybe from our house the consulate :-) maybe there's no long line in our consulate (hope so) when i go there... I will update you soon and ask some questions. Thanks again
. Have a nice day

Xenia Germino said...

Hi! I am a contributing member of SSS since 2006. I am now 34weeks pregnant and I already filed my MAT1 last February when I was still under my old company. Now, I have a new employer since May and my employment status is now probationary. Should the status of my employment (regular vs probationary) be the basis of my employer if they will advance my maternity benefit or not?

Lynne1179 said...

Hi po Ms Kaydee. I just want to ask if I could still apply for maternity benefit po. I gave birth last October 2010 and I was not able to submit Mat1 before it, because during my application for it , the officer in charge told me that my SSS# is still temporary but I've been paying my SSS contribution since May 2006. I was not able to follow-up it anymore due to my sensitive pregnancy condition. It was only this last DEC. 2014 that i've got my permanent SSS# and ID. Can I still avail that benefits? If yes, what am I going to do?
I'll be very happy to receive a reply from you.
Thanks a lot in advance po. Lynne1179

Lynne1179 said...

Hello po ms. Kaydee. Correct ko lng po yong date sa post ko. It was Dec 2013 iyon.

JK said...

Hi Xenia, sorry I can't find an SSS statement distinquishing permanent from probationary when advancing maternity benefits.
Some companies might have that policy of advancing SSS maternity benefit only for permanent employees.

JK said...

Hi Lynne1179, yes, you can file your maternity benefit claim. Include in your claim documents these: MAT1, ultrasound report or pregnancy test result, and a letter explaining why you were not able to file your MAT1 before your delivery.

JK said...

Hi mayie, request from your employer your Certificate of Separation with date of separation, Cert of Non-Advancement of Maternity Benefit and L501 form. You will continue to pay your SSS contributions as Voluntary, not Self-Employed. After paying, your status will change from Employed to Voluntary. Register at sss.gov.ph so you can track your SSS data

JK said...

JK reposted April 5, 2014 reply to Norvin:
Hi Norvin, don't lose hope. There must be some reason for the delay in processing. When making follow-up at JP Rizal, ask why there's no update in your online account and ask which branch your documents were forwarded to.

Cherry Gutierrez said...

gud day po im cherry..date po akong employee kaya lang po nag stop na po ako kasi nabuntis na ako hindi na po ako nagresign sa company bale 3months lang po ang pinasok ko.. pag po ba nag aply ng maternity benefit hahanapan pa ng certificate ng company..pero nag punta na po ako sa branch ang nakalagay pa din po employee pero nag palipat na po ako ng voluntary.. kaya lang po hindi ko na nahulugan yung month nang may,june,july makaka claim pa po ba ako kapag ganon .. pero mag huhulog po ako ngaung aug. tnx. po sana masagot nyo .. dame ko na po kasi natanungan .. baka hindi ko daw po makuha kasi hindi naman ako nag resign dun sa company na pinag trabahuan ko .. tnx. po

Cherry Gutierrez said...

gud day po.. awol po ako sa company na pinag trabahuan ko .. makakaclaim pa po ba ako ng maternity benefit .. tnx. po

JK said...

Hi Cherry, did your employer remit your contributions? Pay 1 month as Voluntary at the nearest SSS branch so you can enroll at sss.gov.ph (you will use your transaction no. in enrolling). Check this chart to see if you're eligible for maternity benefit. SSS maternity eligibility
If you're not sure, write here again and write your month of delivery and months with SSS contributions.

JK said...

Shirdellah: Was employed for 2 years. Contract ended March 2014. Did not pay contributions for April to July. Can I renew my membership as Voluntary and can I be eligible for maternity benefit? My EDD is September.

Hi Shirdellah, yes, you're eligible. File your MAT1 asap. You can continue paying as Voluntary. After your payment is posted, your member status will change from Employed to Voluntary.

JK said...

Elsa: Can I qualify for maternity benefit? My EDD is September 2014. I wasn't able to pay for Jan to March 2014. I paid for April to September.

Hi Elsa, did you pay contributions in 2013? Your semester of contingency is Apr to Sep 2014, so SSS will look for 3 to 6 contributions within Apr 2013 to Mar 2014. You'll qualify if you paid at least 3 contributions within Apr 2013 to Mar 2014.

Dane said...

Hello! Just have a quick question.. I resigned last May 28, 2014. Last contribution posted online is for the Month of May. My EDD is Oct 3, 2014. I already filed MAT1 at SSS Branch and when I checked online, it was already accepted. I paid Jan to Dec 2013, the entire year. My question is, since the last posted payment was for the month of May, Do I need to pay for the month of June, July, Aug and Sept? I'm just afraid not to get my mat benefit. Thanks!

JK said...

Mae: Is processing of maternity benefits done at the branch where you submit your papers or at the head office?

Hi Mae, I'm not very sure of this, but based on what I read online and observe, final evaluation and approval/denial is done either at the Diliman branch, or regional head office or a bigger branch authorized to approve maternity benefit claims.

JK said...

Hi Dane, you're already qualified for maternity benefit even if you don't pay for June to Sep. Your semester of contingency is July to Dec 2014, so SSS will find your 6 highest salary credits within July 2013 to June 2014

JK said...

Jean Paid Jan to Dec 2013. Not paid Jan Feb Mar 2014. Paid Apr to Sep 2014. EDD is September 7

Hi Jean, you're qualified. Your semester of contingency is Apr to Sep 2014. SSS will look for 3 to 6 contributions within Apr 2013 to Mar 2014. File your MAT1 asap.

JK said...

mczv: Awol. Updated contributions. Filed MAT1 with employer, but not sured if employer filed online. Delivery is Nov 13. Now unemployed. Might not be able to get papers from former employer. Can't check website.

Hi mczv, don't you have an SSS online account yet? You can ask your former co-officemate for your employer's SSS no. so you can register as Employed. If you haven't paid as Voluntary, your status is still Employed.
Or you can pay your contribution this month as Voluntary so you can register as Voluntary. Later on, you can check if your MAT1 was filed. File asap, if not yet filed.
If the gap between your date of separation and delivery is less than 6 months, you're required to submit separation documents. You need to talk with your former employer.




Dane said...

Thanks JK! Also, I wanna know If I need to file my MAT2 with my new employer. Like what I've mentioned, I resigned last May then I got hire this August to a different company. Filed my MAT1 at SSS Branch. August 28 is my start date for training. Do you think this company will help me get my mat benefit in advance? Are they gonna process it? Even if I didn't file my MAT1 with them? Thanks!

mczy said...

Hi ms jk thanks, i already have my sss online acct however i cant check the website, pls help. Any other means is it possible to re-file my MAT1. Since my status is AWOL i will be having difficulty getting the documents required. I if I decided to register as Voluntary how much do I need to settle, How about my previous contribution. Is it still part of my mat claim? pls enlighten mesu

mczy said...

Also Ms JK ,as checked Maternity has no notification. It means that they did not file it. What will be procedure. Can it still forward my docs to any Sss branch its already a xerox copy.. Pls advise.

Lineth Plamenco said...

Hi ask po sana ako ng help. I moved to a new employer netong july lang po and received my backpay from my previous employer. Nagulat po ako when I saw ung deduction ng sss maternity claim ko na 30k. I gave birth 1 year ago and nasubmit ko naman po lahat ng docs sa previous employer ko that time. Pano po kaya mangyayari. Ang fear ko po ngayon is that ako na ung ipapasubmit uli nila ng requirements directly sa sss e nasa kanila na po lahat un sinubmit ko last year. Please help.

JK said...

Hi Dane, ask your new company's HR about their policy -- some firms can file for their new employees but give the advance only to their regular employees. They have valid reasons for this policy, but I don't know if this is legal.

JK said...

Hi mczy, you can file make your maternity notification online, and then print the acknowledgment page. To convert to Voluntary, pay for August as Voluntary. Your contributions as Employed will be the ones to be computed by SSS for your benefit. Your payment for Aug 2014 as voluntary will change your member status to Voluntary.

JK said...

renzee lopena: what's the next procedure after filing my MAT1? My EDD is Dec 15, 2014

Hi renzee, keep your stamped MAT1. After giving birth, file MAT2 together with that MAT1, your baby's birth certificate and other documents required. See requirements above.

JK said...

Hi Lineth, register at sss.gov.ph so you can check your maternity benefit claim. Does it say "Denied"? if yes, ask your employer about your documents. SSS must have sent the denied documents to them; they should have forwarded the docs to you.
If it says Settled, and there's a check no., ask your employer for your money.

JK said...

jean ortiz: I've filed my MAT1. What's next? I'll give birth August 2014
Hi jean, keep your MAT1. After giving birth, file your MAT2 together with your approved MAT1, your child's birth certificate and other documents. See list of documents required above

jocelyn agustin said...

Heloo po... tnong ko lang po sana kung ano mga doc. Ang kailngan pra makapagfile ng maternity leave kahit akp nakunan at hndi pa regular sa work

jocelyn agustin said...

Bale ksi ganito po nangyari... naadmit po ako sa hospital itong 8/7/2014 dhil nkunan po ako at kailangan raspahin.. tnong ko lang po kung ano mga docs yung mga kailangan ko at qualified po ba ako kahit hndi pa po ako regular sa work ko na makukuha ng maternity leave?
At ito po yung mga meron ako ng mga docs...
Kukuha po ako sa sss ng mat1 &2
Tpos irerelease pa lang po yung hispatgology history ko after 2 weeks gling sa hospital...
At ano po yung gagawin ko pag nakuha ko na po yan at san po ako pupunta?. Please help me po.... salamag po

JK said...

Hi joys, file at another SSS branch near your residence or place of work. The time gap between your date of separation and date of delivery is already more than 6 months, so you should be able to file as Voluntary without submitting separation papers. Is your member status already Voluntary? If not yet, pay 1 contribution as Voluntary and wait for your member status to become Voluntary before filing your claim.

mczy said...

thanks ms jk for the update as verified until june lang contribution ko po meaning since july, aug Ang need ko isettle po?magkano po un if ever kasi ang monthly contribution ko po ay 1760 nung employed pa ganun din po ba un need isettle? how long amg processing ng change status of employed to voluntary? kapag voluntary na po online n lng docs po ba? kung sakaling maging employed ulit cno po magupdate nun rmployer na po? thanks ms jk

Lineth Plamenco said...

Hi about this concern I give birth a yr ago then ngayon lang ako ninotify ng company na denied daw ung claim ko dahil sa birth cert apilyido ng 2nd partner ko ang nakalagay.
My name is
lineth gabaya plamenco(last name of my husband)
Reggie bueno(my 2nd partner)
Reign G. Bueno(childs name)

Di po ba ko makakaclaim pag ganito?

Lineth Plamenco said...

Hi ms jk. I just received a reply from my employer that it was denied and I should submit a letter of explanation dahil iba po ang last name ng anak ko. The child used his fathers surname(my 2nd partner)
If I send an explanation ano po bang gusto nilang ilagay ko dun? And slim po ba ang chance maprocess un pag ganun? Kc sayang naman ung mga contributions ko if may discrimination sa mga hindi legally annulled. Pls help po.

joys baƱadera said...

Hi po, last dec.2012, i resigned from my previous employer,then,january 2013 i start to pay my contribution as voluntary member,.so, from employed nw iam voluntary member,last april 2013,i got pregnant,i already submit mat 1, then, nanganak po ako last january 30,2014, when i submitted mat 2, the sss employee adviice me to get cert. of separation without cash advance,l5-o1, signature specimin,.since,na need ko dw un kina usap namin ang previous employer ko kc im here alraedy in province, the adress of my past employer quezon city,sad to say, hindi po cla nag issue kc nag file po kasi ako ng labor case related sa camp crame,kc d nila cla updated sa mga bayad sa pag ibig,sss,and ph,.so,hindi po sila mgbbgay khit ano paki usap namin,.so,.hw can i claim my maternity benefets?can sss accept affidavit of certificate of resignation from my lawyer?pls.help me,bka kc deny lang ng sss ang papers ko then,lam ko matagal ang pgbalik ng papers,.pls..help me,.til nw nasa akin pa rin ang mat 2.

renzee lopena said...

thank you po :)

paul vincent Victorio said...

REQUIRED 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

Pwede po ba ung SSS ID kahit ung Aplido pa nung pagkadalaga ung nakalagay tsaka po ung Voters ID na aplido parin nung pagkadalaga ung nakalagay? salamat po

Eileen Francisco said...

hi po!ask ko lang po i had miscarriage last month it was july 6, 2014 na admit po ako ng 1 day s lying-in dhil niraspa po ako that day.Late ko na po nalaman na pwede po pla ifile s sss ang miscarriage kaya nagasikaso po ako ng mga requirements .Pinagpapasa ako ng sss ng L-501,certificate of separation,certificate of non-cash advance payment at histopath.Meron na po ako ng mga requirements na yan ang wala ko lang po yung histopath dahil hindi ko rin po alam na required pala yung specimen dahil late ko na po nalaman.Nagpunta po ako sa Dr. na nagraspa sa akin ang nabigay lang po niya ay ob history,d&c report tsaka medical certificate.Meron din po ako transvaginal ultrasound dun ko po nalaman na wala pong heartbeat ang baby after a week din po nakunan na nga po ako at nagpaultrasound po ulit ako kasi hiningi ng lying-in para malaman kung andun pa ba ang baby.Makakakuha pa rin po ba ako ng maternity ko?qualified din po ako kasi may hulog po ako s sss ko.

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

Eileen Francisco said...

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.

JK said...

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.

mczy said...

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

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

guinette louise malinao said...

is there a deadline in claiming the maternity benefit?

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

guinette louise malinao said...

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..

guinette louise malinao said...

is the L501 really required?

JK said...

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.

JK said...

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.

andrea buena said...

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?