Monday, April 8, 2013

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


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

201 comments:

  1. 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.. ;)

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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!

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


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  5. 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).

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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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    1. 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?

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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..

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  13. 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?

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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!!

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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?

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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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.

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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

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  30. 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 :)

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  31. 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.

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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.

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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.

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

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  44. 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.

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  45. 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?

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  46. 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.

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  47. 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.

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  48. 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.

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  49. 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

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  50. 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.

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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.

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  53. 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

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  54. 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.

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  55. 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.

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  56. 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

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  57. 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.

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  58. 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.

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  59. 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.

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

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  61. 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

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  62. 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?

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  63. 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

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

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  65. 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.

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  66. 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.

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  67. 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

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  68. 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.

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  69. 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

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

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  71. 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.

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  72. 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.

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  73. 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.

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  74. 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!

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  75. 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.

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  76. 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

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  77. 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.

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  78. 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.




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  79. 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!

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  80. 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

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  81. 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.

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  82. 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.

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  83. 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.

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  84. 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.

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  85. 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.

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  86. 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.

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  87. 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

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  88. 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

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  89. 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

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  90. 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.

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  91. 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

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  92. 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.

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  93. 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.

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  94. 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

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  95. 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.

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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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  101. 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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  102. 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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  103. 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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  104. 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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  105. is there a deadline in claiming the maternity benefit?

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  106. 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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  107. 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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  108. 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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  109. 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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  110. 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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  111. 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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  112. 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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  113. 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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  114. 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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  115. 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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  116. thank you for this blog...my application was accepted na..waiting for the check to be delivered..thanks

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

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

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

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  122. 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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  123. 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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  124. Thanks a lot JK... This blog is very helpful... Thanks for answering all our questions...

    More power...

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  125. 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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  126. 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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  127. 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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  128. 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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  129. 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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  130. 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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  131. 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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  132. 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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  133. 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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  134. Hi JK! Just a quick question.. where can I get the Affidavit of Discrepancy in child's name?

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

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  137. 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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  138. 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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  139. 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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  140. 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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  141. 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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  142. 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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  143. 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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  144. 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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  145. 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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  146. 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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  147. 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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  148. 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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  149. 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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  150. 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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  151. 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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  152. 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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  153. 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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  154. 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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  155. 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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  156. 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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  157. 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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  158. 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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  159. 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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  160. 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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  161. 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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  162. 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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  163. hi po,panu ko po malalaman kung ok n yung sss maternity claim ko.

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  164. 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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  165. 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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  166. 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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  167. 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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  168. 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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  169. 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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  170. 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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  171. 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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  172. 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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  173. 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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  174. 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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  175. 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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  176. 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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  177. Add KO LNG po 4 years po along nag work sa dati Kong employer...

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  178. 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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  179. 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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  180. 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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  181. 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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  182. 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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  183. 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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  184. 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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  186. 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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  187. 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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  188. 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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  189. Hi Sally, try logging in at non-peak hours like midnight or at dawn hours.

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  190. 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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  191. 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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  192. 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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  193. 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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